A4 Article in conference proceedings
Industry-oriented education in eHealth

List of Authors: Janne Lahtiranta, Anne-Maarit Majanoja
Place: Portugal
Publication year: 2018
Book title *: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU
Volume number: 2
ISBN: 978-989-758-291-2


Technology, or more
specifically digitalization, has had a profound effect on industry regardless
of the field of business. It has changed the way individuals interact, work and
go about their everyday businesses. This, still ongoing change, calls for new
kind of professionals who can meet the challenges placed by the changing
industry. Health care is one of the areas where digitalization has the most
profound effect. It does not only change the way people work, but it also
changes the underlying balance of power between different actors. The domain is
also an inherently hybrid one as the professionals need to understand what is
in the crux of technology and care, between the patient and the professional.
In the following, a pilot focused on educating professionals in the field of
eHealth in industry-oriented fashion is described focusing on the process and
people; stages leading to actual lectures. The
result of the examination is a process that can be used in developing
industry-oriented education in a domain where expectations are currently high
around the globe, and challenges placed on the educators are in a constant

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