In this event, speakers from Finland, Germany and the United States share experiences of e-health research and initiatives in respective countries, and discuss various issues of health care information systems, especially in the networked environment.


Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA is internationally recognised as a leading scholar in the areas of healthcare IT and KM. She has published over 100 scholarly articles, 8 books and an encyclopaedia.

Professor Stefan Kirn, Univ. Hohenheim, Germany,   heads the Hohenheim Research Center "Innovation & Service Industry". He is specialized in IT-systems for enterprises, logistics, value chains, and particularly interested in IT systems for healthcare institutions. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, and on international conferences.


THURSDAY 2nd April (Juhlasali, 1st floor)
 9:00 -   9:30    Coffee and registration
 9:30 - 10:00    Professor Reima Suomi Turku School of Economics: eHealth research in Finland - an overview
10:00 - 11:00     Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe: US health care system and the need for reform lessons for us all
11:00 - 12:00    Professor Stefan Kirn: The German Healthcare Telematics Initiative: 1998 - 2009, and beyond
12:00 - 13:00    Lunch
13:00 - 13:30    Doctoral student Ari Vikström Turku School of Economics: Well aimed medication in temporal and spatial space
13:30 - 14:00     Hanna Tuohimaa, Corporate Foresight Group - CoFi, Åbo Akademi University: Alternative Futures of Proactive Tools for a Citizen's Own Wellbeing
14:00 - 14:30    Researcher Svein Bergum; Eastern Norway Research Institute: The multiple dimensions of distance and management of non-independent teleworkers
14:30 - 15:00    Coffee break
15:00 - 16:30    KatRi workshop
15:00 - 15:30    Development Manager Hannele Hyppönen,  Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare: The national evaluation project KatRi - an introduction
15:30 - 16:00    Lecturer Reetta Raitoharju, Turku School of Economics: Evaluating the financial aspects of KatRi
16:00 - 16:30    Organizational implementation assessment in KatRi – Professor Eija Karsten Åbo Akademi
19:00 -    Join us for evening program! Tables booked at 19.00, Restaurant Boat Svarte Rudolf in the River Aurajoki, Itäinen Rantakatu.

FRIDAY 3rd April (Juhlasali, 1st floor)
 9:00 - 10:00    Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe: Network centric health care
10:00 - 10:30     Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00    Professor Reima Suomi: Network externalities - value added available even in health care information systems
11:00 - 12:00    Professor Stefan Kirn: The Teleradiology-Program of Baden-Württemberg: Approach, Implementation, and First Empirical Findings
12:00 - 13:00    Lunch
13:00 - 13:30    Docent Eija Karsten, Åbo Akademi University: Technology-dependent work practices in intensive care
13:30 - 14:00    Professor Maija-Leena Huotari, University of Oulu: Health Information Practice and its Impact - an Overview of a Research Project
14:00 - 14:30    Coffee Break
14:30 - 15:00    Research Professor Pekka Ruotsalainen,  Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare: Trusted use of personal health and wellness information in the future information space -requirements for information models and infrastructures
15:00 - 15:30    Doctoral Student Antto Seppälä, University of Tampere: Trusted eHealth and eWelfare space - PHR models and concepts
15:30 - 16:00    Doctoral student Eeva Heiro, Turku School of Economics: Management of Medication Information – Healthcare professionals’ point of view

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