Piloting in PrimCareIT project

Our international project, PrimCareIT, is in a piloting phase. Project’s lead partner is South Ostrobothnia Health Care District, and the project is led by EPTEK.

The tele-mentoring pilot implemented in the framework of PrimCareIT has enabled hygiene nurses from Seinäjoki central hospital and Kauhava primary health care units to meet virtually in monthly tele-mentoring sessions, which were carried out via video consultation equipment. Hygiene nurses were happy with the experiment. Furthermore, tele-mentoring and tele-consultation are planned to be tested via iPads between health care and home care units of Kauhava Primary Health Care District.

PrimCareIT project implements tele-consultation and tele-mentoring pilots in six Baltic Sea Region countries. Project aims at counteracting brain drain and professional isolation of health care professionals in rural primary care.