Studio, and an offsite day at Uppsala
University with a focus on the
groundbreaking work done in Uppsala,
and progressively across Sweden, on
full online patient access to all of their
own health records. We were privileged
to hear from the people driving this
process (in the face of fierce opposition!).
It was great to hear from and talk to
people who had succeeded in patient-centered innovation at the largest scale.
Jonas Moll: https://molljonas.
Christiane Grünloh: https://www.
Diane Golay: http://dianegolay.
Twitter: see #ehealthschool
Gavin Doherty is associate professor
at Trinity College Dublin and co-founder
of SilverCloud Health.
Åsa Cajander is associate professor
of human-computer interaction at Uppsala
Jan Gulliksen is professor in human-computer
interaction at K TH Royal Institute of Technology
and dean of the School of Computer Science
Conor Linehan is a lecturer in applied
psychology at University College Cork.
Building on funding from the SIGCHI Summer/ Winter Schools Program (2017), Trinity College Dublin and K TH in Stockholm, with support from Stockholms läns
landsting, ran a summer school on the
topic of e-health. It took place over
the course of two weeks, the first in
June in Dublin, the second in August
in Stockholm. We felt the event went
very well, so we’re reporting here on
Demand is high. There was a very
high level of demand for training on
this topic. In response to the first call,
we received approximately twice as
many applications as places available.
As a result, we had to turn down many
high-quality applicants. This poses a
bit of a quandary, as while we would
like to give as many people as possible
the chance to participate, venues,
accommodation bookings, and budgets
are typically not easy to change. In
future events, we would have a plan
to deal with high demand and some
capacity to meet it. We had 35 highly
motivated student participants, 24
female, 11 male. As the volume of work
on healthcare within HCI continues
to grow, it’s pretty clear we need more
events like this; we would be happy to
contribute to them.
Funding. We leveraged the SIGCHI
funding to obtain additional funding
from EI T Health. This was hugely
helpful (neither Dublin nor Stockholm
is famous for being inexpensive),
facilitated recruitment, and makes EIT
Health alumni opportunities available
Recruiting contributors is easy.
The program included lectures, case
studies, invited talks from international
experts, and hands-on design exercises,
including work with patients. As we
were building the program, we put
together a wish list of high-profile
speakers on the design of e-health
systems—all of them accepted
(leaving us with a very busy schedule!).
Our speakers included researchers
at different career stages, from
industry, academia, and public service.
Overall, 34 experts contributed to the
program, with 21 female and 13 male
contributors. Contributors came from
the U. K., the U. S., Ireland, Austria,
the Netherlands, and Sweden. We are
hugely grateful to all of them for giving
so generously of their time.
Patient participation. Patients
were included throughout the Dublin
week through the collaboration
of the Irish Platform for Patient
Organisations, Science and
Industry (IPPOSI; ipposi.ie), a
patient-led organization that seeks
to influence both health policy
and innovation. Patients found
value in their participation, and
everyone involved saw this as a
hugely positive part of the Summer
School. Particularly for project
work concerning chronic health
conditions, patient perspectives
provided valuable insight. Their
involvement also brings home to the
students both the way technology
affects real people as well as the
expectation that patients should be
involved as a matter of course.
Don’t overdo it! In the second week in
Stockholm, we pulled back on the hectic
speaker schedule of the first week and
included more time for project work and
networking. We included a practical
workshop day in the K TH Visualization
ACM SIGCHI/EIT Health
Summer School on User-Centered
Design in e-Health
DOI: 10.1145/3204304 COP YRIGHT HELD BY AUTHORS
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Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin, Åsa Cajander, Uppsala University,
Jan Gulliksen, KTH, Conor Linehan, University College Cork