Participatory methods in health informatics

Venue: Nybrogade 6, room Nbg6 1.133, 9000 Aalborg (by the harbour in the centre of Aalborg).

Date: 21-22 May 2015

The course is organised with lectures during morning hours and presentation by participants in the afternoon. Each participant will give a short presentation of his/her PhD project and get feedback from the faculty and the other participants.

Each participant will write a 2-5 pages written description of their PhD research, which should be send to no later than May 18th.

Outline of the PhD study description:
• Problem formulation/ research question (final or tentative)
• Area or context of study
• Theoretical framework
• Choice of methods for the empirical study

Time Thursday
09:00 Welcome and introduction of participants and the 2 days programme / Pernille Bertelsen
10:00 Considerations related to involving people in health projects. How can we understand our participants? / Lars Kayser
11:00 Ethnographic methods and approaches to the study of participation / Christian Nøhr
12:00 Lunch – Sponsored by Danish Centre for Health Informatics
13:00 Presentation of participants Phd studies:
a) NN1
b) NN2
d) NNn
16:00 end of day / Christian Nøhr

Time Friday
09:00 Participation in a phenomenological perspective / Lars Botin
10:00 Participatory methods for studying the clinical collaboration space / Craig Kuziemsky
11:00 Deep analysis of health related communication. / Ann Bygholm
12:00 Lunch – Sponsored by Danish Centre for Health Informatics
13:00 Presentation of participants Phd studies:
a) NNx
b) NNc)
16:00 end of day / Pernille Bertelsen

Description of the background
Involvement of health care professionals, IT-users, patients and relatives in change processes has been on the agenda for years.
Participatory methods for design, evaluation and implementation of health informatics is a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making IT systems and health care institutions more responsive to user needs. A central principle of participatory methods is the direct involvement of the intended actors and/or beneficiaries in the activities of design, evaluation and implementation of health informatics systems.
The objective of the course is to introduce and discuss important theories and methodological approaches to participation in health informatics.
The students will also take part in practical exercises to train methods and principles for participatory design, - evaluation, and - implementation. A number of international scholars will present their experience from specific participatory design projects.
Furthermore the participating PhD students will present their studies and get feedback from a panel of international experts.

Organizer: Christian Nøhr and Pernille Bertelsen


Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 8 May 2015 (contact )