METHODOLOGY

THE CEHRES ROADMAP

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The Centre for eHealth and Wellbeing research (CeHRes) roadmap is a framework for the holistic and human centered development and implementation of eHealth. The roadmap consists of five iterative phases. During all phases, stakeholders will be involved and formative evaluation takes place. The CeHRes roadmap represents a way of thinking about eHealth design involving participatory development, persuasive design techniques, and business modelling.

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A more detailed description of the CeHRes roadmap can be found via this link: http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e111/

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

KNOWLEDGE DESSIMINATION

EHEALTH BOOK – EHEALTH RESEARCH, THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

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Coming soon. The book has yet to be published.

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert - Pijnen
Saskia Kelders
Hanneke Kip
Prof. Dr. Robbert Sanderman

EHEALTH BOOK – IMPROVING EHEALTH

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eHealth is the use of information and communication technologies to support health and healthcare. It is also a school of thought about connectivity, social participation and networked innovation. Policy makers, health care professionals, patients, insurers, researchers and citizens alike, believe that eHealth will contribute to the solution of today's health issues and to the innovation of health care systems.

In this book, specialists from the Center for eHealth and Wellbeing Research (University of Twente) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) explain what needs to be done to increase the impact and uptake of eHealth interventions. They do so by treating a range of hot subjects such as human centered design, business modelling, persuasive technology and current trends at the intersection of health, social sciences and technology. These topics converge in a holistic approach to the development and design of successful eHealth technologies.

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

eHealth book – eHealth Research in the Spotlight

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eHealth is increasingly being applied in the healthcare sector. This is very good because the healthcare sector desperately needs new ways to deliver its healthcare services, also as a way to ensure that the quality and affordability of healthcare is preserved in the future. In practice, however, it would appear that the use of technology to provide care to patients falls well below expectations. Despite the fact that medical professionals and healthcare companies often enthusiastically and wholeheartedly embrace initiatives to improve healthcare through eHealth, the impact in the long term has not been that great. Which is unfortunate.

The Center for eHealth Research at the University of Twente strives to make eHealth a useful and valuable application in the healthcare sector. We are committed to radically accelerating the application of eHealth and thereby its success. In order to be able to achieve this, it is vital that we pool our strengths, knowledge and skills. It is for this reason that, with this book, we wish to share our approach with as many people as possible.

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260174538_eHealth_Research_in_the_Spotlight

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

eHealth MOOC – Combining Psychology, Healthcare and Technology



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Our course will focus on improving healthcare in an innovative way by combining psychology and the design of technology. This implies the use of a holistic perspective focused on the user, technology and context. In order to teach the learners about the theory behind, aim and application of eHealth, we will explain what eHealth is and what its main benefits and barriers are, based on holistic evaluation results from practice. Furthermore, the User Centred Design approach will be introduced, partly by using a theoretical framework - the CeHRes Roadmap. Attention will be paid to methods for increasing involvement and adherence; we will explain how to involve users by applying the Persuasive Systems Design Model. The course ends with a look at the future and its emerging technology. What are new, innovative possibilities for developing eHealth and improving healthcare?

Knowledge, insight and application will be achieved by providing small lectures and articles on theory, displaying cases from practice, and using exercises where learners can apply their newly acquired theoretical knowledge. The cases from practice and the exercises will be focused on three domains in which eHealth is important: selfcare and prevention, supportive care and societal health.
During the course, the learner will take on three perspectives of persons involved with eHealth by means of cases and exercises. The first is the perspective of a patient that uses an application focused on depression or diabetes, the second type of user is the healthcare professional, and the third perspective is that of an eHealth developer. The user, context and technology will all play an important role in the cases and exercises.

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen (Lead educator)
Saskia Kelders (Educator)
Floor Sieverink (Educator)
Hanneke Kip (Coordinator)

EHEALTH TOOLKIT


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The eHealth toolkit is currently under construction.

The eHealth toolkit is created by the Centre for eHealth and Wellbeing research. This toolkit entails methodologies and techniques that can be used during development and implementation of eHealth technologies. The focus during development and implementation lies on applying a holistic and human centered approach. The suggested methodologies and techniques relate to existing theory, such as theories on health behavior change and persuasive technology. The main focus is the involvement of key stakeholders during all phases of the development and implementation. Besides, the application of business modelling approaches for eHealth development and implementation are encouraged.

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eHealth Toolkit (under construction)  

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen
Floor Sieverink
Hanneke Kip
Julia Keizer

SUPPORTING HEALTH BY TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE


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The Center for eHealth and Wellbeing Research of the University of Twente, in collaboration with the University Medical Center Groningen, annually organizes the supporting health by technology conference.
The conference is interactive; demonstrating and discussing progress in development of eHealth interventions and introducing new methods and models for behaviour change using monitoring technologies. During several sessions (e.g., workshops, demo’s and presentations) participants gain new insights into the world of eHealth technologies for health and health care. Participants to the conference represent colleagues from research, health care, policy and innovative businesses.

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Website Supporting Health by Technology  

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Prof. Dr. Robbert Sanderman (general chair)
Floor Sieverin, Julia Keizer (organizing chair) 
Hanneke Kip, Saskia Kelder (program chair) 
Nadine Köhle, Nienke Beerlage (program chair + PR)
Marieke Smellink - Kleinsman (secretary) 

THE DUTCH EHEALTH FOUNDATION

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The Dutch eHealth Foundation (Nederlandse eHealth stichting (NeHS)) aims at the promotion and development of knowledge from a multidisciplinary approach to contribute to innovations in healthcare. The NeHS advises on the design and implementation of eHealth technologies. Besides, the NeHS is seeking for a strengthening cooperation between practice, industry, and research by stimulating research, organizing workshops, conferences, readings and publications. 

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Website NeHS 

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Prof. Dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

ehealth technologies

Infection Manager

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We develop and implement a platform to prevent and control infections (Germany, The Netherlands, www.Eursafety.eu)

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Prof. dr. Lisette van Gemert – Pijnen

Prevalention App

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A system to support registration of infections and antibiotics in nursing homes.

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Nienke Beerlage – De Jong