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Cross-border healthcare in Torne Valley (Sweden/Finland) Anna-Greta Brodin County manager Primary healthcare North County Council of Norrbotten

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1 Cross-border healthcare in Torne Valley (Sweden/Finland) Anna-Greta Brodin County manager Primary healthcare North County Council of Norrbotten

2 inhabitants on Finnish side on Swedish side Multilingual, multicultural -Swedish -Finnish -Sami -Meänkieli Natural cross-border flow of people -work -studies -recreation -Health- and medical care TORNE VALLEY

3 Established cross-border for 30 years in: -Cross-border commuters -ambulance service -doctor on call collaboration -Diagnostics -dental clinic in Karesuando The population and administrations demand an increase in cross-border care Cross-border CROSS-BORDER CARE

4 Cross-border PROJECT Cross-border healthcare in Torne Valley Implementation in two phases: 8 months, review (November 2008 – June 2009) 21 months, test and implementation (November 2009 – July 2011) Municipalities and their Care Centres in Finland Torneå Ylitornio Pello Kolari Muonio/Enontekiö Swedish Healthcare Centres Haparanda Pajala Övertorneå

5 Aim Develop and deepen the healthcare cooperation between healthcare providers in Torne Valley, in order to create high quality cross-border care. Create conditions for a free choice of cross-border healthcare. Included Geographically limited to the interaction region Torne Valley. Included Primary Care. Cross-border PROJECT

6 Free choise of cross-border care -patient survey -Cross-border commuters Laws, insurance and compensation -today is not a free choise of cross-border healthcare - EU Directive on -patients' rights to cross-border healthcare -patient Data Act -patients, staff and ambulance insurances -nurse licence and emergency drugs Emergency logistics -emergency plans for ambulance cooperation -Cross-border co-operation agreement for ambulance/helicopter -emergency exercise Cross-border WORK AREAS and RESULTS

7 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) -access to patient medical records – epSOS -video techniques for on-call emergency consultations and meetings -digital transmission of X-rays Working methods and training -common care plan -study visits and staff exchange Communication and dissemination -been presented in many konferences, -network -projectreport Cross-border WORK AREAS and RESULTS

8 Focus on services close to the patient: -European Patient Summary -ePrescribing across the EU Cross-border health care in Torne Valley is an unique opportunity for "smart" pilot test in epSOS Build on existing National eHealth Projects and use experiences and knowledge from all Member States.

9 Cross-border healthcare in Torne Valley (Sweden/Finland) Anna-Greta Brodin County manager Primary healthcare North County Council of Norrbotten


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