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e-Diagnostics: it looks okay on paper!
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. (Biosensors & Bioelectronics)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1815-9699
2015 (English)In: The Royal Swedish Academy 275th Jubilee Symposium, 22-23 April 2015, Linköping/Norrköping, Sweden., Royal Swedish Academy , 2015, 14-15 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Healthcare spending is growing unsustainably and has already reached 18% of GDP in the USA and 9.6% of GDP in Sweden. However, several key drivers are now coming together to form a “perfect storm” that may just finally catalyse change in our 2,500 year-old model of healthcare delivery. Personalised medicine recognises that every individual is different and needs a tailor-made health package; these differences can only be identified with an appropriate suite of diagnostics. Individuals are increasing recognising that data about their bodies should be owned by them and that they should have the choice to use and supplement this information. This generates consumer choice and drives evidence-based payment, where treatments are paid for on the basis of measurable outcomes. Focus on individual needs drives decentralisation and radical restructuring of health management services. And all this is underpinned by technologies facilitating mobility and data processing. The core technology, however, is rapid, convenient and easy ways to measure our body chemistries at the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic levels. We envisage this need being met by a new generation of electronic “paper” instruments in a diversity of formats such as smart packaging, telemetric paper strips and print-on-demand analytical devices. This presentation will describe our work, together with our development partner Acreo ICT AB, on printed technologies for over-the-counter paper instruments for self-diagnosis of common diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease and urinary tract infection, inexpensive devices for use by caregivers or paramedics, home kits to support people after transplant surgery or cancer treatment, smart cartons for pharamceuticals and a variety of pocket tests, strips and patches that could communicate with mobile telecommunications.

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Royal Swedish Academy , 2015. 14-15 p.
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118098DiVA: diva2:813166
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The Royal Swedish Academy 275th Jubilee Symposium, 22-23 April 2015, Linköping/Norrköping, Sweden.
Available from: 2015-05-21 Created: 2015-05-21 Last updated: 2015-05-28

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