Health and social care 2018

PICTA - Prehospital Arena, Mobile test bed

Västra Götaland, Sweden


Prehospital ICT Arena


Medical technology

The mobile test bed is a testbed ambulance for the prehospital Health Care chain open opportunities for innovation of new products and working processes.

What was tested

For example IT and e-health solutions through using fictitious patient journals and sharing information between solutions via known and established interfaces.

Testbed purpose

The aim is to support and promote the digitalisation of healthcare, to test and evaluate new technology and new healthcare processes in a real-world environment, and to manage parts that are difficult or impossible to carry out in a clinically operative reality.


The mobile testbed is operating as an ambulance managing risks through for example creating a system of fictitious patient journals,

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Make public services better and more efficient

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