TTRN PhD Course: Research Methods in Innovation Processes for Digital Health Technology

The Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN) is arranging the third Ph.D. course at the Center for Innovative Medical Technologies (CIMT) at Odense University Hospital (OUH) and University of Southern Denmark, August 12-16th 2019.


The aim of the Ph.D. course is to give a comprehensive introduction to research methods used in the different phases of the innovation process for digital health technologies such as telehealth, home monitoring, mHealth, video consultation, robot surgery, artificial intelligence, electronic health record systems, POCT (Point of Care Testing) devices etc. Thus, Ph.D. students will during the course learn about relevant research methods and their strengths and weaknesses in the design, assessment and implementation of digital health technologies. During the course the students will examine the possibilities for using the methods in their own Ph.D. project.

The course focus on current and next generation of digital health technologies, research methodologies, health communities and models of digital health care, and have an interdisciplinary faculty and students from policy to medicine and engineering. The 2019 course will have special focus on research methods used in assessment of the outcomes and value of digital health technologies and on the implementation of these technologies in healthcare organizations. Thus, the course will give students tools to ensure that new health technologies are implemented and adopted in healthcare in practice and used in large scale. Different types of research methods and designs in assessment of clinical outcomes, patient perception, health economics and organizational impact will be discussed during the course.

OUH is a leading European university hospital with regard to research in and practical use of telehealth and digital health technologies. As part of the course students will each day meet and talk with researchers, doctors and nurses involved in different telehealth programs at the hospital.

Find more information here and to register go here.


Mon 12 Aug 19 9:00 -
Fri 16 Aug 19 17:00


Odense University Hospital,
Kløvervænget 6,
5000 Odense C,
18 JANUARY 2022