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Spain, Education, 2018

A recap on the d-HealthyLife pilot training course in Barcelona

16th August 2019

This course focused on co-creation methods for developing d-health solutions

Thirty participants from different countries and sectors – around nineteen of whom were part of EIT Health Partners – attended this training which aimed to introduce digital health professionals to product co-creation processes.

Given the high turnover and short lifecycle of most digital health solutions and products, mapping the whole range of targeted users and involving them from the concept stage of product development seems to be an appropriate strategy to ensure optimal uptake and sustained use of digital health products.

This is the idea that governs d-HealthyLife, an EIT Health Campus project whose long-term goal is to improve digital and mobile lifestyle interventions and self-management tools to prevent and treat health problems; in particular, non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.

The programme also aims to enhance the competitiveness and public health impact of the sector.

During the three days of the event, those attending the d-HealthyLife pilot training gathered at the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, in Barcelona, to discuss questions such as models of co-creation in digital innovation for health from the perspective of healthcare professionals, managers, start-ups or patients’ associations.

They were also introduced to tailoring and behaviour change techniques or evaluation methods. In addition to the interactive learning activities in these topics, the pilots also included specific networking opportunities to meet and engage with other professionals working in Digital Health from multiple sectors and backgrounds.

The next edition of the d-HealthyLife pilot training course will take place on 3-5 October, in Brussels.

For further enquiries contact:

  • Cristina Rubio, cristina.rubio@eithealth.eu

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