eHealth in a Global Perspective

7.5 credits

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eHealth is about digital support for prevention, diagnosing, treatment and monitoring of health. eHealth includes for example the use of EHR in healthcare organizations, patients’ use of apps or 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. We will explore and compare the development, research and prerequisites for eHealth in different countries and discuss the opportunities and challenges of eHealth from a global perspective.

The course period starts with Welcome and Orientation Programme 10-11 July, 2020.


In Kalmar, Linnaeus University is located in the city centre. Universitetskajen is entirely newly-built and located just next to the sea. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

The city centre is also where most students live. Everything is available within a ten-minute bicycle ride, regardless of whether you want to take a swim in the sea, study, do some shopping, or work out. Historical buildings and cobblestone streets give charm to the city. When it is sunny, the area next to Kalmar Castle’s moat is filled with studying and sunbathing students. Student life is a natural part of Kalmar. This is where your dream of the future begins!

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