Stockholm, Sweden – iZafe Group AB (publ) (NASDAQ First North: IZAFE B), a leading Life Science company focused on the digitalisation of medication handling, is announcing the completion of a pilot project with private care provider Attendo. The pilot project ran for two months in Attendo’s home care operations in Uppsala and Norrtälje. A phase of development of Dosell in close dialogue with Attendo is ongoing.
“Overall, the local authorities welcome digital medication dispensing. Patients who care deeply about being independent have taken Dosell as a miracle, as one happy customer in Norrtälje put it. Gathering suggestions for improvements that make it possible for Dosell to reach even more service users was a vital aspect of the project. A phase of testing and development of the new features is ongoing in consultation with Attendo, and we will maintain close dialogue with Attendo to help each other further,” says Anders Segerström, CEO, iZafe Group.
“We have carried out the project and see future potential in the product. Cooperation with iZafe Group went very well and it has been interesting to follow this project. Dosell has had positive effects on the medication management and for those customers who want to be independent, Dosell has been very well received.” says Susanne Åhlander, Assistant Regional Manager, Attendo.
The aim of the project was for the parties involved to answer the following questions:
Are there customer categories in the home care operations whom the product would help?
The product will help customer categories including people with cognitive decline or whose medications must be taken precisely on time, but who are otherwise independent. The Dosell medication dispensing robot improves medication handling. Dosell is a good alternative to quick visits to patients who live far away and allows service users to decide whether want more short visits or fewer, longer and more qualitative visits from home care staff.
There are advantages to not having to drive to all customers to deliver medication. There are also potential coordination gains to be had, in that visiting schedules for home care services are not controlled by the need to distribute medication.
Customers who want to be as independent as possible were highly receptive to the medication dispensing robot when they were introduced to Dosell. The customers who declined said that they did not want to lose the social interaction with home care staff.
Can the product be integrated into existing systems?
iZafe Group provided training of all lead nurses and participating members of staff in each home care operation. Attendo has also had access to support throughout the period. Attendo has suggested adjustments to reach a wider group of service users, which iZafe Group has added to the development plans for Dosell.
Can the product be used in a patient and medication-safe way?
A few features need further adjustment to achieve maximum reliability, but nurses perceive the risks as low. The local operations see no risks linked to use of Dosell by specific patient categories, as their is access to staff who can manage the device.
AB Attendo AB is a listed Swedish company that offers services in elderly care, care for people with disabilities and individual and family care. The company also operates in Finland and Denmark.