eHealth is when digital information technology is used in everything from maintaining health to treating illness. eHealth includes for example health care staffs’ use of EHR in healthcare organizations, patients’ use of healthcare information web-sites on the Internet and robots supporting in the care of elderly and disabled at home. eHealth offers opportunities to improve healthcare effectiveness but also implies a number of challenges. In this course we will offer an overview of different digital information technologies for healthcare and their opportunities and challenges. We will put a great emphasis on discussing eHealth from a global perspective and compare the development, research and prerequisites for different countries and regions.
The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.
The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.
In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.