A healthy and safe society
Support a healthy and safe society through connected technology.
RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE E-HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO SWEDEN’S AGING POPULATION
People are living longer and want to stay in control of their own lives. Better digital care solutions allow more people to keep living at home safely, even when their health begins to fail.
Telia is taking the next steps in digitalizing and future-proofing Sweden by boosting the digital welfare services offered by municipalities and counties. As part of its efforts to overcome the challenges faced by the health and elderly care services, Telia has launched the platform Telia Healthcare. Telia Healthcare develops digital care services and for increased user, patient and next-of-kin convenience and safety while freeing up resources for the public sector.
Telia Healthcare connects the individual and the care provider by offering a communications solution that enables better care and a healthier life. An aging population and growing number of elderly people with care needs represents a major challenge for municipalities. In order to be able to handle the challenges ahead and be able to offer healthcare services of a high quality, the care sector needs to work smarter to make sure that their efforts meet the needs.
“Those who need care should be able to safely live at home for as long as possible. As you get older and your care needs increase, you should be able to enjoy a better quality of life by being able to age safely in your own home,” says Niklas Sundler, Head of Telia Healthcare.
Safe and secure networking is a prerequisite for well-functioning digital welfare services. In order to ensure a stable connection to Swedish homes, Telia has invested heavily in expanding and reinforcing mobile and fixed-line infrastructure. A combination of fiber broadband and 4G is required for good quality e-health services to reach all of Sweden.
“Our vision is to improve access to care services and quality of life with the help of the right technology. This makes it possible to provide more service at the right resource level, which benefits both individuals and municipalities,” says Niklas Sundler.
For municipalities, HomeCare means that digital in-home technology is used to develop the provision of care to allow elderly people and others with physical or psychological impairments to feel safe and participate actively in society, giving them access to the services required in order for them to remain in their own homes for longer. HomeCare services include:
- Digital personal alarms
- Tele- and video communication
- Various types of sensors in the home
HomeCare should be seen as a complement to the physical interaction between care professionals and users/patients, and not as a replacement.