Deployment often progresses in stages
A study by the Tampere University of Technology has found that deployment of the Evondos service often progresses in stages.
In the first stage, care staff and homecare clients become accustomed to using the medicine-dispensing robot. Calls to the client’s home continue as before, ensuring that the client is able to use the medicine-dispensing robot successfully. This stage generally takes a few weeks.
In the second stage, the number of homecare calls can be reduced. The customer manages the medicine-dispensing robot and attends to personal medication independently.
At the third stage, the homecare organization often begins to review its own practices. This review reduces the number of calls still further and may increase the duration of calls in some cases, as multiple measures may be taken when calling the client. A greater proportion of calls may also be scheduled at off-peak times in the middle of the day and in the early afternoons.