NORDeHEALTH aims to identify the challenges and opportunities in digitalization of health services, especially when national portals are implemented to give patients online access to their Electronic Health Records and other Personal eHealth Services (PeHS) for increasing self-management and transparency in healthcare. The goal is to enable further digitalization of the public health sector by providing concrete guidelines and frameworks for both design, implementation and evaluation of PeHS.

More specifically, NORDeHEALTH aims to

(1) study the current implementation and adoption of PeHS in the Nordic countries to create new knowledge and in-depth understanding of challenges and opportunities,

(2) develop evidence-based evaluation frameworks and guidelines to help researchers and practitioners within and beyond the Nordic countries evaluating PeHS and their acceptability, and support successfull implementation and adoption of PeHS, and

(3) explore factors around co-design of PeHS through innovation projects focusing on patient-generated data and tools for patients co-creation of the medical record, as well as providing best practice guidelines.

Project News

NORDeHEALTH graphically recorded

Yesterday NordForsk organized a kick-off meeting for the 6 projects that were funded in the same call as NORDeHEALTH. As we presented our projects, the very talented Raquel Benmergui captured our projects graphically. It was fascinating to watch this live during our discussions – and here’s the graphic recording of NORDeHEALTH!

Editorial in the BMJ

Members of the NORDeHEALTH team just published an editorial in the BMJ, discussing a new US regulation. On 5 April a new federal rule will require US healthcare providers to give patients access to all the health information in their electronic medical records without charge. This new information sharing rule from the 21st Century Cures ActContinue reading “Editorial in the BMJ”

NORDeHEALTH kicking it off!

We are very excited to finally be able to start working on this Nordic collaboration to evaluate and improve implementation of personal eHealth services in the Nordic countries, and beyond. We have partners in 5 countries; Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, and USA. When we wrote the funding application, we had no idea that a pandemicContinue reading “NORDeHEALTH kicking it off!”

The project is funded by NordForsk through the Research and Innovation Programme on Digitalisation of the Public Sector. The overarching aim of the programme is to combine and integrate knowledge-based, digital innovation efforts with research on the related effects and impact on society and end-users. The total budget of the programme is approximately EUR 8 million.

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