Let us co-create

  • and implement digital solutions in general practice

Digital health refers to the use of communication technologies in medicine to manage illnesses and reduce health risks. A solid foundation exists for digitalising the healthcare system in Denmark, as patient health data are accessible for clinicians across regions through the Electronic Health Record system and the Shared Medication Record. Strengthened digital collaboration may lead to a more coherent treatment of the individual citizen based on the multitude of contacts with medical professionals in the healthcare sector.

New technology provides new possitiblities, but it also brings challenges in healthcare. Digital solutions have been established in a wide range of areas, but the field requries further development to ensure that the citizens perceive the healthcare sector as one interconnected network, with distinct digital features and with the human being as the centre of attention. 

The research group involves both citizens and general practioners as active partners in the digital field, exploring how new digital solutions influence everyday life for patients and clinicians in general practice.

Several of the projects are conducted in close collaboration with the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University.

The research activitites focus on four main areas:

  • Decision support, artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning
  • Balanced use of digital media – and more mental health
  • Health innovations, including theoretical and practical implementation models
  • Targeted communication between patient and doctor/health professional

Selected publications

  • Applicability of Motivational Interviewing for Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care Following a Web-Based E-Learning Course: Cross-Sectional Study. Lukaschek K, Schneider N, Schelle et al. JMIR Ment Health 2019 6(4):e12540. doi:10.2196/12540.
  • Guidance for Implementing Video Consultations in Danish General Practice: A Rapid Cycle Co-Production Approach. Sandbæk A, Christensen LD, Larsen LL et al. JMIR Formative Research 2021;5(11):e27323. doi:10.2196/27323
  • SERIES: eHealth in primary care. Part 5: A critical appraisal of five widely used eHealth applications for primary care – opportunities and challenges, Kasteleyn MJ, Versluis A, van Peet P et al. Eur J Gen Pract 2021. 27(1):248-256. doi.org/10.1080/13814788.2021.1962845
  • Use of quality circles for primary care providers in 24 European countries: an online survey of European Society for Quality and Safety in family practice delegates. Rohrbasser A, Kirk UB, Arvidsson E (2019). Scand J Prim Health Care 2019, 37:3, 302-311.  doi.org/10.1080/02813432.2019.1639902.
  • Video consultations in general practice during COVID-19: a register-based study in Denmark. BJGP Open. 2024 Jan 8:BJGPO.2023.0208. doi: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0208.

Contact

Ulrik Bak Kirk

Project Coordinator

Researchers


Projects

  • Practice Plus (2012-)
  • The patient as a partner in practice (2019-)
  • ReMoTe (2020-2021)
  • CoronaLytics (2020-2022)
  • Let the young people speak (2020-2023)
  • FEMaLe: Finding Endometriosis using Machine Learning (2020-2024)
  • V-Care: Improving video consultations in general practice (2021-2024)
  • PhaseV (2022-)