eHealth – Opportunities and Challenges

An introduction to the field and practical examples - new and updated version starting soon!

Course start: October 17, 2016

The MOOC eHealth – Opportunities and Challenges will introduce students to the field of eHealth and its opportunities and challenges. During the course you will get to know the different concepts that are used in the field and learn how it developed historically. This basic knowledge will help you to understand the opportunities and challenges of the field.

Course Content

You will see examples of eHealth applications in different contexts and for different users. We will discuss questions such as:

  • What is it that is so unique about the health sector?
  • What factors are important - to avoid failures when implementing eHealth?
  • What are usable tools for care professionals?
  • How can patients best organize and use their own health data to improve their condition?

Health is a global issue but successful eHealth implementation is very dependent on the local context. At the end of the course you will have a basic understanding what eHealth is and how to set up eHealth strategies and discuss them in your specific context.

Course Staff

The MOOC is lead by Sabine Koch, the Strategic Professor of Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet and Director of its Health Informatics Centre. She is also the Programme Director of our Global Master’s Programme in Health Informatics. Her fields of interest include computer supported models for collaborative care, guideline-based clinical decision support, human factors/ usability and evaluation of eHealth solutions.

The course staff is completed by Maria Hägglund, senior researcher at the Health Informatics Centre at Karolinska Institutet and Sara Riggare, PhD candidate at the Health Informatics Centre at Karolinska Institutet.