PrimCareIT

Aims of the project

The overall aim of PrimCareIT is to raise the attractiveness of remote primary health care for medical professionals by the means of tele-consultation and tele-mentoring. Thereby the project counteracts brain drain and professional isolation in sparsely populated areas for more equal access to primary health care in the Baltic Sea Region.

Our objectives are


  • To assess the regional needs and strategic opportunities of tele-consultation and tele-mentoring to avoid professional isolation of health professionals in remote primary care
  • To assess current barriers for large scale deployment of tele-consultations and tele-mentoring in the BSR such as technology acceptance, investment decisions, work flows, legal uncertainties
  • To implement and validate transnationally developed tele-consultation solutions in remote primary care in pilot sites
  • To implement tele-mentoring as innovative solution for career development of younger health professionals in remote primary care
  • To prepare the durability and large scale implementation of the piloted solutions in the partner regions
  • To raise the political awareness via NDPHS, Political Board “eHealth for Regions” how to attract health professionals to remote primary care through joint political discussions with ImPrim


Project Partners

- South Ostrobothnia Health Care District
  epshp.fi
- Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
  seamk.fi
- Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
  epliitto.fi
- Kauhava Primary Health Care District
  kaksineuvoinen.fi
- eHealth Institute, Linnaeus University
  lnu.se
- Blekinge Institute of Technology
  bth.se
- County Council of Västerbotten
  vll.se
- Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
  fh-flensburg.de
- The Estonian Society of Family Doctors
  perearstiselts.ee
- Institute of Clinical Medicine of the Technomedicum of the Tallinn University of Technology
  ttu.ee
- Vilnius University Hospital Santariškiu Klinikos
  santa.lt
- Kaunas University of Technology
  ktu.lt
- Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
  lsmuni.lt
- State Educational Institution Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education
  belmapo.by
- Ostrovec Central Regional Hospital
  oscrb.by
- National Health Service
  vmnvd.gov.lv