New NordForsk Project on “Nordic eHealth for Patients: Benchmarking and Developing for the Future”

The HTO group was a part of a successful project funding application with Maria Hägglund from Uppsala University as the project leader. This is the project description:

Personal eHealth, patient empowerment and self-management are topics that achieve a lot of attention internationally, and large resources are spent designing, developing and implementing such services globally. Yet, we still have no clear picture of how contextual factors (e.g. technical infrastructure, organization of healthcare, reimbursement models and population characteristics) will impact implementation, or how to take these factors into account when implementing.

The project brings together experiences and knowledge from studying PeHS and patients access to their medical records in the Nordic countries, with partners from Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Estonia, as well as in the US (through partnership with the OpenNotes research group). This joint effort will increase the empirical evidence and establish a theoretical framework to explain howimplementation of PeHS impact different patient groups and healthcare, and how we can best evaluate and compare results across contexts. This is essential in order to use our resources wisely and avoid failed implementations, but also to ensure that the benefits ofdigitalization can reach as many patients, family caregivers and healthcare professionals as possible.

Surely you will hear more about this interesting project! 


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