BaltCityPrevention: Huge potential in strengthening Health IT SME collaboration with Public Health Authorities
The initial findings of a survey conducted by BaltCityPrevention among Health IT SME’s in the Baltic Sea Region indicate that less than half of the respondents have active collaboration with public health authorities while nearly 90 % are interested in more collaboration.
Access to decision makers and the bidding or procurement process appears to be the major obstacles together with the length of decision making at public health authorities. Matchmaking between Health IT SMEs and public health authorities consequently is a top priority for the Health IT SME’s.
Ance Balode, Telemedica, Latvia, responsible for the survey, says “The preliminary results indicate we are on the right track in the BaltCityPrevention project. We initiate a series of matchmaking events between Health IT SMEs and Public Health Authorities in the Baltic Sea Region 28 March in Seinäjoki, Finland and are looking forward to promote intensified collaboration”.
The survey will continue in the next months in order to better understand the motivations and possible regional differences.
A session at Life Sciences Baltics 2018 – ScanBalt Forum 2018, 27th of September in Vilnius will discuss Health IT SME development in the Baltic Sea Region and collaboration with public health authorities.
Read more about BaltCityPrevention here.