A4 Article in conference proceedings
Intermediaries in eHealth Education

List of Authors: Janne Lahtiranta, Anne-Maarit Majanoja
Place: Switzerland
Publication year: 2019
Book title *: Computer Supported Education: 10th International Conference, CSEDU 2018 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, March 15–17, 2018 Revised Selected Papers
Title of series: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Number in series: 1022
ISBN: 978-3-030-21150-9
eISBN: 978-3-030-21151-6
ISSN: 1865-0929


As in other industry-related fields, information technology and

business are becoming intertwined in health care. This has changed the field

profoundly, including the way people work, communicate and conduct their

everyday affairs. This change is ongoing, and the future of health care and

technology is unknown. However, one thing is certain: this change calls for new

kinds of professionals who are able to work in a field that has become multifaceted

and convoluted, and able to meet the changing requirements of the

eHealth industry. In the following, the focus is on industry-oriented eHealth

education, how it can be enabled in the context of higher education in Finland

and what kind of intermediary roles are needed. The results are based on a

practically oriented pilot in which new forms of industry-oriented education

were examined and put into practice.

Last updated on 2019-28-08 at 14:49