Mälardalens university´s Evidence-based Ecosystem for Health and Welfare Technology is a network connecting relevant multi- stakeholders. These include: academia, health and social care providers and professionals, decision and policymakers in regional government, municipalities, and government agencies, civil society, technology developers and research/innovation centers.
This ecosystem is about shifting mindsets from reactive care to proactive and preventive strategies that help individuals to stay healthy, prevent and manage diseases, age well with good quality of life, independence and dignity. Health and welfare technology is a driving force that can substantially facilitate this shift by empowering individuals and at the same time expanding health system capacity, promoting efficiency and accessibility with a person-centred focus.
We define health and welfare technology as a technology-based intervention that aims at: maintaining or promoting health, wellbeing, quality of life and/or increasing efficiency in the service delivery system of welfare, health and social care services, while improving working conditions of the staff.