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Free Online Course on eHealth: Opportunities and Challenges

Karolinska Institutet is offering free online course on eHealth: Opportunities and Challenges. KIeHealthX will introduce students to the field of eHealth and its opportunities and challenges.

The course require some experience with the health sector either as patient, care professional, IT and healthcare manager or policy maker is an advantage. The course will start on October 17, 2016.

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Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 5-6 hours per week
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Karolinska Institutet and edX
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course will start on October 17, 2016

Providers’ Details

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Learn more about Karolinska Institutet.

About This Course

KIeHealthX 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. You will meet different stakeholders from various countries and get to know their views on the opportunities and challenges of eHealth. We will introduce you to eHealth strategies and frameworks for developing and analyzing them. You will get to know methods for eHealth service development and discuss basic requirements that are necessary to achieve sustainable eHealth applications for both clinical professionals and patients.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • To define basic eHealth concepts and describe the development of the field
  • What the success factors and barriers are for eHealth implementation
  • To analyze eHealth strategies and adapt them in relation to your specific context

Instructors

Sabine Koch MSc, PhD

Sabine is the Strategic Professor of Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet and Director of its Health Informatics Centre.

Maria Hägglund MSc, PhD

Maria is a senior researcher at the Health Informatics Centre at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sara Riggare MSc

Sara is doing research in the field of self-care for chronic conditions at the Health Informatics Centre at Karolinska Institutet.

Requirements

None; some experience with the health sector either as patient, care professional, IT and healthcare manager or policy maker is an advantage.

How To Join This Course

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