GrInn Lab 2022 sets the following challenge: “imagine a hospital without a hospital.” The physical infrastructure of a classic hospital will be redistributed partly on a digital platform and partly in our homes. The idea is to develop an app that communicates with measuring devices via IoT technology so as to monitor the patient’s vital parameters on a constant basis. The use of such devices will see the active participation of all stakeholders. The app will also allow the patient to be put in contact with the primary care physician, with the possibility of conducting a teleview, who will be able to view the patient’s parameters in real time. The specialist doctor will also be able to view those same patient parameters bridging the information gap described above. Tele-consultation with the primary care physician will also be possible. Users, moreover, will have the option of uploading any reports/analyses to the app so as to make their clinical picture even more accurate. The possibility of constant patient monitoring and the ability to be put in touch with healthcare professionals without necessarily having to travel to a facility will improve prevention and ensure better access to healthcare services for the most vulnerable segments of the population. To ensure even more efficient remote monitoring, it will be possible to check, via app, a patient’s treatment. Doctors will be able to send reminders to ensure proper course of therapy and, in turn, the patient will be able to interact constantly with the doctor, including uploading material. Such a solution can have positive social implications as well. A digital infrastructure, designed in this way, can ensure better data transmission even with the world of social care that is very often neglected when considering patient health.

Why GrInn.City?

The topic of healthcare 4.0 could fundamentally change the way we experience cities. In many urban settings, access to basic services, such as health and social care, is not taken for granted. GrInn.City setting itself the goal of making cities more inclusive, proximate, sustainable and innovative is the ideal entity to respond to this challenge. The idea that will be developed in GrInn Lab 2022 aspires to make social and health services more accessible and integrated with each other while making them more efficient by taking advantage of emerging technologies and the active involvement of all beneficiaries. Moreover, this project is set in a very favorable context from a policy and investment perspective as described above in the section on NRP.