The Centre for e-Health will cooperate both internally with other academic environments at the university, and externally with other research environments, the health services, industry and commerce, and user environments.
Through co-creation, the centre will function as a driving force for the development of efficient and user-friendly health services that better address the needs of the users.
We wish to contribute with user-oriented research at a high international level with focus on interaction and ehealth (telemedicineand welfare technology)
The strategy and the societal mission
Our aim is to use technology as a means to promote innovative and efficient user-centered health services. We wish to contribute to bringing Agder to the forefront regarding interaction in the health sector and as a model region for research and innovation.
Specific targets for patients and end users are:
Safety and security
Empowerment and independent ways of living
Better quality of life
Active and healthy aging
Specific targets for the health services are:
More goal-oriented and cost-effective patient care with an increased perception of quality.
New and improved practices
Involvement of users, next of kin and care volunteers
Ethically responsible use of health technology
1. Learning and education for the future – the centre will
contribute to the integration of research and education within ehealth
contribute to strengthening teaching competence within ehealth
stimulate critical reflection and ethical thinking
We wish to contribute to e-health becoming an integrated part of current study programmes (health, social sciences, technology) at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.
We wish to contribute to the master’s programme in health informatics
We wish to offer a PhD course in e-health
We wish to offer continuing and further education according to needs
2. Global Mindset – the centre will
strengthen our research quality through international research cooperation
strengthen our position as an attractive partner for cooperation
integrate global issues and contribute to meeting global challenges
make our research internationally visible
We wish to develop a long-term cooperation with selected national and international partners that focus on e-health
We will develop a binding cooperation with national and international networks
Through our position as ‘reference site’ in the European Innovation Partnership (EU’s EIP), we will contribute to upholding the interests of the region
We will take part in international research programmes (Horizon, AHA, Interreg)
3. Social involvement and innovation – the centre will
contribute to solving the future’s complex challenges within health care
develop new models for co-creation of technological solutions and work processes
develop a culture for co-creation in close interaction with the world around us
participate in the social debate and contribute to critical reflection
Close cooperation with the health services, primarily in Agder, and with State agencies
Close cooperation with industrial partners
Close cooperation with user organisations and representatives.