E-HEALth Literacy

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The E-HEALth Literacy project is funded through the Erasmus+ program and works with partner organizations from Greece, Lithuania, Switzerland, and Slovenia to empower people who can most benefit from digital health apps and services to use them competently and safely.

https://heal-digital.org/

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Nenja Wolbers
nwolbers@digitale-chancen.de

Aim of the project

Digital developments in the health sector are moving forward rapidly. From measurement and tracking applications in everyday devices as well as telemedicine to applications using AI, digital health tools will increasingly change the way we are dealing with our health. The Corona Pandemic has shown that apps play a significant role in preventing spreading a virus even across borders. These changes can have advantages for our future in terms of faster and more comprehensive access to medical treatment (e.g. in rural areas) and more efficient tracking of one's conditions. But the prerequisite for e-health to have a beneficial impact is that the people who would most benefit from it are able to use the applications and services. Digital literacy in terms of handling the hardware and software as well as being aware of what issues relate to it (e.g. data protection, privacy) is essential. The project will promote digital literacy and enable individuals to benefit from e-health applications to their full extent.

 

The project's beneficiaries are adults who will most benefit from e-health services and applications and who are in need of being trained to use these applications. In this project a training methodology will be developed that takes the learning needs of the beneficiaries into account. The five partner organisations have long standing experiences in working with the target groups they have identified for this training and will bring the knowledge into the development of a learner-oriented training. In order to ensure a participatory approach to the project, the consortium will involve an advisory board consisting of digital health experts advising on the development of the training methodology. And finally, the training will be pre-evaluated and pre-tested in a transnational training in order to take the national differences into account and form a European training.

The Digital Opportunities Foundation coordinates the two-year project, which involves partner organizations from Greece, Lithuania, Switzerland and Slovenia. In terms of content, the foundation is responsible for creating the learning concept and for the external presentation of the project, as well as for conducting the training in Germany.

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Project partner

  • IASIS, Greece
  • Asociacija Viesieji interneto prieigos taskai (VIPT), Lithuania
  • Ynternet.org, Switzerland
  • Simbioza Genesis, socialno podjetje, Slovenia

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