SHI2018 - August 28 and 29


Preliminary program

August 28th



Registration and sandwich




Keynote 1: Effects-Driven Participatory Design and Evaluation

Jesper Simonsen, Professor of Participatory Design, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, Denmark.



Session 1: Design, feasibility and user involvement

Tariq Osman Andersen, Anne Marie Kanstrup and Signe Louise Yndigegn. Three living labs in Denmark: Challenges with co-design and implementation of health IT

Svein-Gunnar Johansen, Eirik Årsand and Gunnar Hartvigsen. Making computer games that can teach children with Type 1 diabetes in rural areas how to manage their condition

Sofie Wass, Carl Erik Moe, Elin Thygesen and Silje Haugland. Use of welfare technology to increase employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities

Flemming Witt Udsen and Ole Hejlesen. Predicting cost-effectiveness of telehealthcare to patients with COPD: A feasibility study based on data from the TeleCare North cluster-randomized trial

Janus Gustafson, Camilla Holt Jones and Louise Bilenberg Pape-Haugaard. Designing a dashboard to visualize patient information


Coffee break



Katja Lund and Lisbeth Kappelgaard. Motivation in self-monitoring processes: Evaluation of Ecological Momentary Storytelling

Helle Sofie Wentzer and Ann Bygholm. Turning Points in Intermediate Patient Care Paths of Elderly: Constructive Reflections on Video Experiments with GPs and Municipalities

Meghan Bradway, Lis Ribu, Gunnar Hartvigsen and Eirik Årsand. The evolution of clinicians’ preparedness for mHealth use (2013-2017) and current barriers

Karsten Niss. Communication and Relations between Healthcare Professionals before and after Implementation of a Telehomecare System: A Study Protocol

Morten Pallisgaard Støve and Birgit Tine Larsen. Usability Evaluation of a smart watch Heart Rate monitor for Subjects with acquired brain injury

Mette Hornbæk, Julie Hellevik, Clara Schaarup, Mette Dencker and Ole Hejlesen. Usability of eye tracking for studying the benefits of e-learning tutorials on safe moving and handling techniques.


Dinner at restaurant

August 29th



Session 3: surveillance, decision support and interoperability

Prosper Kandabongee Yeng, Ashenafi Zebene Woldaregay, Terje Solvoll and Gunnar Hartvigsen. A systematic review of cluster detection mechanisms in syndromic surveillance: Towards developing a framework of cluster detection mechanisms for EDMON system.

Rune Sejer Jakobsen, Ole Hejlesen, Simon Lebech Cichosz and Mads Nibe Stausholm. Developing a Bayesian network as a decision support system for evaluating patient with diabetes mellitus admitted to the intensive care unit – a proof of concepts.

Mads Stausholm, Pernille Secher, Simon Cichosz and Ole Hejlesen. Predicting Preventable Hospitalizations among Elderly Recipients of Home Care: a Study Protocol

Mia Birkholm Lausten, Ole Hejlesen and Mette Dencker Johansen. Detection of Postprandial Hyperglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patients – Initial Assessment of Current Recommendations versus Alternatives

Rasmus Guldhammer Blendal and Louise Pape-Haugaard. An International Minimal Patient Care Report Exemplified in FHIR to Facilitate Standardisation and Interoperability of Emergency Medical Services Data

11.00- 11.15




Inge Madsen, Associate Professor, VIA University College in Aarhus




Session 4: telehealth, communication and public health

Carl Erik Moe and Elin Thygesen. Recruitment to and dropouts from telemedicine interventions (A)

Ulla Virkkunen Andrees, Bo Bojesen and Karsten Niss. Exploring the benefits and challenges of tele-health-care. A multible case studie of the use of video consultations in alcohol addiction undergoing withdrawal treatment and sexual counseling in Denmark

John Chelsom and Conceição Granja. A Method for Reporting of Variance in Informal Care Pathways

Rikke Gaardboe, Niels Sandalgaard and Tanja Svarre. Which factors of business intelligence affect individual impact in public healthcare?

Renée Schulz, Santiago Martinez and Takahiro Hara. Usability and Procedure Learnability of Evidence-based Interactive Clinical Systems: Roadmap for a Norwegian-Japanese Research Fellowship (A)


Coffee break


Panel discussion: Health Informatics: from research to ordinary use

Ole Hejlesen, Professor, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University
Carl Erik Moe, Professor, Department of Information System, University of Agder
Gunnar Hartvigsen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, The Artic University of Norway


Closing SHI18 and placing SHI19



Keynote speaker: Jesper Simonsen, Professor of Participatory Design, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Jesper Simonsen has been working with participatory design within the health care domain for many years. In this keynote he will focus of the effects of participatory design and evaluation processes. 

Effects-Driven Participatory Design and Evaluation

Introducing new IT systems into the healthcare domain sometimes results in inconvenience rather than support to the clinical workflows. Often, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals react critically as they experience that they spend more and more time in front of the screen and less and less time with the patient. It may take years before the IT system works satisfactorily. The new Epic Healthcare Platform in the Capital Region and Region Zealand might (possibly) lead to an effective clinical workflow support - but this may take many years and the regions are uncertain about how to optimize the use of the platform.

The guest lecture will present;
Effects-Driven Participatory Design and Evaluation: A systematic and consistent user-driven sociotechnical approach to developing and optimizing healthcare IT systems and the way they are used. An overview from more than 10 years of research will be presented and examples from projects in the healthcare sector will be provided.


Keynote speaker: Inge Madsen, VIA Health Faculty, Campus Nord, Aarhus, Denmark. Inge Madsen has been working with nursing informatics, developing and implementation of EHR since 1990. She is currently teachning and developing of nursing informatics internationally.In her keynote Inge will focus on the effects on informatics and technology within the nursing area in the future.


In today's complex arena of health and social care there is one professional role that is considered central to healthcare.  That profession is nursing.  While there are many layers of complexity to a healthcare organization, with each function requiring activity data; there is one primary source for such data which is the electronic health record. The value of nursing in the patient journey is not easily captured with the types and structures of data collection in the electronic health record. An other very important part of the nursing future is the influence of Welfare technology.

Welfare technology can contribute to a better quality of life for patients and the improved use of nursing and healthcare resources.  However, there is a gap between the use of technology for concrete solutions and for more purpose-oriented gains, making acquisition and implementation of welfare technology difficult for both public partners and technology vendors.  Nurses are well positioned to assess welfare technology as to its effectiveness in patient well-being and improved resource utilization, and must play an active role in assessing this technology prior to its acquisition and implementation.  The Welfare Technology Assessment tool provides a standardized methodology for nurses to assess welfare technology, which will also inform both technology vendors and public partners in its evolution.

The guest lecture will present an overview of international initiatives will be presented and examples of an evaluations model of welfare technology will be presented.