House of Patients (App'tising Meals)

Specific and innovative tools for empowerment of patients with more than one diagnosis.

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App’ti​​​​​​sing Meals!

"App'tising Meals" is one of several concepts developed in the House of Patients project. In the House of Patients project, hospitals in the Capital Region of Denmark, businesses, patients, relatives and design and innovation consultants have worked together on tools for empowerment of patients.

Back​ground

Many patients with more than one diagnosis are undernourished or at the risk of being undernourished. Scientific studies show that the state of nutrition of these patients often worsens during admission. Moreover, these patients do not receive the individual help and support required in order for them to improve their condition. This often results in readmissions and many visits to the outpatient department.

App'tising ​​Meals

"App'tising Meals" is a service concept which enables the patient and relatives to manage and take responsibility for well-balanced nutrition early in the sickness period. App'tising Meals captures the patient's fluctuating energy levels in everyday life and offers flexible as well as individually adjusted guidelines, including the use of tablet-computer solutions.

What i​​​s App'tising Meals and what is offered with this concept?

  • An app with health data and a personal profile which generates and adjusts:
  • - suggestions for meals and recipes
  • - suggestions to stimulate appetite and well-being through pictures, sound and films.
  • Guidelines/feedback on own registration of food intake and well-being
  • Status of health and development over time

Motivat​ion:

Patients can follow their own development and progress. The varying needs and preferences of patients generate adapted suggestions.

Sense of security:

Patients and relatives become conscious about and confident with treatment possibilities and support functions early in the sickness period.

Own contr​ol and insight:

Individually adapted treatment possibilities and suggestions based on own needs and access to own data.

A PPI​​ Lab project

The House of Patients has created concepts supporting patients with more than one illness to better manage their health, to increase their quality of life and to reduce the total use of hospital services. The point of departure is patients from the diagnosis groups prostate cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and patients in dialysis. In addition to App'tising Meals the House of Patients has developed concepts for activation frameworks - Train your way home.

The House of Patients is one out of five regionally rooted demonstration projects in PPI-Lab. The PPI-Lab laboratory for public-private innovation and welfare technology focuses on public-private innovation across regions, municipalities and businesses.

The public-private innovation collaboration adds value to private businesses, as these are provided access to and knowledge about the needs of users in relation to departments and patients, as well as knowledge about specific areas and how they are organised in the public sector.
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