J Mantas, S.K. Andersen, M.C. Mazzoleni, B. Blobel, S. Quaglini, A. Moen
1 E-learning lab, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Communication and Psychology, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 Techno-Anthropology and Participation, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN5 Department of Development and Planning, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN6 Dansk Center for Sundhedsinformatik, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN7 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN8 The Techno-Anthropology Research Group, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN9 Human Centred Health Informatics & Participation, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN10 University of Applied Sciences, Flensburg
In this paper we present a study on the extent, level and content of e-Health in existing formal educational systems in Lithuania, Germany, Finland, Norway and Denmark with the objectives of identifying future educational needs within this area. The study was carried out as a desk-top study and took place within the context of the ICT for Health project. The results of the study on the one hand revealed a wide range of programs and courses that included e-Health, but on the other hand also showed that in the educations of health care professionals (physicians, nurses etc.) the integration of e-Health elements are often marginal or non-existing. Thus the study indicates that there is a need for a higher integration of e-Health in the education of health care professionals. We discuss what kind of knowledge of e-Health is needed and how it could or should be integrated in these educations. We argue that providing possibilities for applying and experimenting with e-Health system in a concrete and tangible manner is central in order to raise the acceptance and capabilities of health care professionals to use e-Health systems.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2012, p. 934-938
Main Research Area:
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
The 24th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, 2012