ID wound care

The implementation of innovations in healthcare is challenging, especially when innovations are applied to healthcare services for patients living with long-term and complex conditions that require care and support from various front line health services (hospital, primary care and home-care).

The Swedish healthcare reform ”God och nära vård” (translation: good and close care) aims at changing the focus of care processes, from organizational perspectives to the care pathways of the patients. This encompasses a transition of focus from being reactive to preventive and from a fragmented care to a coherent care. This is especially important in the care of wounds, and especially for chronic wounds, which is a major health problem in the elderly population from both humanistic and economic perspectives. On a national level there are limited standardization in wound care treatment protocols and multiprofessional collaboration across organizational boundaries.

The main objective of the project is to develop implementation strategies for new ways of working with wound care to increase both efficiency and value for the patient. The process is leveraging on information driven approaches that can be tailored to different contexts and patient paths.

The research questions are:

  • How to develop proactive approaches to improving the safety culture and capacity of organisations providing wound care?
  • How can we develop suitable innovations in complex healthcare systems for sustainable adoption and diffusion?
  • How has the implemented innovation(s) in wound care contributed to change at the operational and outcome level?

About the project

Project period

  • 2021–2025

Project leader

Other participating researchers

Collaboration partners

  • Laholms Kommun och primärvård
  • Hyltebruks kommun och primärvård
  • Region Halland
  • Mölnlycke Healthcare AB


  • The Knowledge Foundation