The Norwegian e-health company Dignio has landed a contract to provide citizens throughout the Municipality of Oslo with Connected Care, an enhanced version of Remote Patient Monitoring, following a three year pilot.
With Dignio’s solution, patients can check their symptoms and track vital signs at home, while health professionals automatically get the results in their dashboard so they can take action where needed. The solution empowers patients to manage themselves and improves their sense of safety. At the same time, the solution increases service capacity for health care providers and builds a more sustainable health care system.
The municipality of Oslo was one of the first in the country to implement Dignio’s solution. Lars Christian Dahle, CEO of Dignio, commented:
“After several years of close cooperation with selected Oslo districts, we are delighted that our solution will now roll out across the entire municipality. The pilots have improved patient safety, reduced the need for home visits and led to a significant reduction in the number of hospitalizations.»
Contract value of 70 million Norwegian kroner.
The municipality of Oslo has run a pilot in four districts since 2013, and in 2019 the municipality decided to procure a solution for all 15 districts. In fierce competition with large industry players, Dignio was awarded the contract just before Christmas.
«Oslo is far ahead of any other customer in terms of connected care and in order to win the contract we had to enhance our product considerably. We have been working hard on this since May, and we expect Oslo to continue to challenge us in new patient pathways”, says Dahle.
The Fredrikstad company has almost 150 Norwegian primary care providers on the customer list so far, and expects the number to grow as the government’s drive to move more healthcare out of hospitals and into patients’ homes intensifies, via the new “National health and hospital plan”.
“With more and more elderly and chronically ill patients, it’s clear the health care system must adapt new methods to meet this growing demand sustainability. We hope, of course, that more providers will be inspired by Oslo so that more patients will enjoy the security and freedom that Connected Care can provide.”
Dignio doubled the number of employees and saw a sales growth of nearly 50 percent in 2019.