Aims of the project

The overall aim of PrimCareIT is to raise the attractiveness of remote primary health care for medical professionals by the means of tele-consultation and tele-mentoring. Thereby the project counteracts brain drain and professional isolation in sparsely populated areas for more equal access to primary health care in the Baltic Sea Region.

Our objectives are

  • To assess the regional needs and strategic opportunities of tele-consultation and tele-mentoring to avoid professional isolation of health professionals in remote primary care
  • To assess current barriers for large scale deployment of tele-consultations and tele-mentoring in the BSR such as technology acceptance, investment decisions, work flows, legal uncertainties
  • To implement and validate transnationally developed tele-consultation solutions in remote primary care in pilot sites
  • To implement tele-mentoring as innovative solution for career development of younger health professionals in remote primary care
  • To prepare the durability and large scale implementation of the piloted solutions in the partner regions
  • To raise the political awareness via NDPHS, Political Board "eHealth for Regions" how to attract health professionals to remote primary care through joint political discussions with ImPrim

Project Partners

- South Ostrobothnia Health Care District
- Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
- Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
- Kauhava Primary Health Care District
- eHealth Institute, Linnaeus University
- Blekinge Institute of Technology
- County Council of Västerbotten
- Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
- The Estonian Society of Family Doctors
- Institute of Clinical Medicine of the Technomedicum of the Tallinn University of Technology
- Vilnius University Hospital Santariškiu Klinikos
- Kaunas University of Technology
- Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
- State Educational Institution Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education
- Ostrovec Central Regional Hospital
- National Health Service