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Starting off with a focus on national socio-technical contexts and policies

I will in this short text introduce the project’s second work package “WP 2 – National socio-technical contexts and policies”, which I am co-leading together with Isabella Scandurra. Aside from us, Gunnar Klein and Annika Bärkås are also highly involved in the work package, which was one of the work packages where work started offContinue reading “Starting off with a focus on national socio-technical contexts and policies”

BMJ Opinion piece on the NORDeHEALTH project

We have published an opinion piece on the NORDeHEALTH project in the BMJ. The opinion piece describes the project and four important areas that will receive special focus;  Contextual differences: when reading studies on success or failure of PAEHR implementations there is often a lack of detail provided on contextual or socio-technical factors that could have influenced the results.  UsabilityContinue reading “BMJ Opinion piece on the NORDeHEALTH project”

NORDeHEALTH

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.

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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