Eirik Årsand


Eirik Årsand was found competent as Professor in e-health by an international committee in 2014, and does research around how to use mobile technologies to improve self-management, mainly using diabetes as the case. He is currently involved in eight projects, and have a history of additional 27 projects, which involves development of smartphone- and smartwatch-based self-help applications and systems for people with diabetes and related challenges. This includes research around the technologies, user needs, user-perception, and medical outcomes of mobile ways of doing self-management. He currently is the main supervisor of one PhD student and co-supervise five other PhD students and several master students, and have supervised 35 students on the master/PhD level since 2001. His research projects have involved mostly people with Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, using their mobile self-help tools and the research platform Diabetes Diary, which is downloaded by more than 5000 people in Norway. Årsand is Professor 2 at the Department of Clinical Medicine and affiliated with the Medical Informatics & Telemedicine group at the Department of Computer Science, both at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Link to his full list of 308 publications (per June 2017) recorded in the Cristin system.

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Personal blog about diabetes: https://fewtouch.wordpress.com

Eirik Årsand

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Tel: +47 992 43 592

Title: Professor

Department: Personal E-health

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Eirik's projects

Project title Year Theme Project management
Full Flow of Health Data Between Patients and Health Care Systems 2016 - 2020 Innbyggertjenester
Eirik Årsand
Tailoring Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management 2014 - 2017 Citizen services
Eirik Årsand
Smartphones in Type-2 Diabetes Group Education Programs 2014 - 2016 Citizen services
Eirik Årsand
Diabetes on the social media: health promotion intervention and behaviour analysis 2017 - 2020 Citizen services
Elia Gabarron
IKT-løsning for helseindikator-data for ikke smittsomme sykdommer (NCD) 2017 - 2020 Citizen services
Health data
Inger Torhild Gram
Diabetes Digital Guidelines 2018 - 2020 Citizen services
Eirik Årsand
The need for new evaluation methods for eHealth and mHealth services – study of a dynamic concept for efficient trials 2019 - 2021 Citizen services
Eirik Årsand Meghan Bradway

Eirik's publications in Cristin

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Eirik's fact sheets

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2016 11 Serious Games in Healthcare Eirik Årsand
2016 10 Sharing Patient-gathered Data from M-health Tools Meghan Bradway Eirik Årsand
2016 09 M-health for Diabetes Management Eirik Årsand
2016 08 M-health and Chronic Disease Treatment Adherence Eirik Årsand
2016 07 Social Media as Enabler of Self-care and the Do-it-yourself Movement? Eirik Årsand
2016 04 Wearable technologies and Sensors Eirik Årsand
2016 03 M-health Apps by Numbers Eirik Årsand

Eirik's posters

Poster no. Title Author(s) Size
2019 06 The Relationship between Anxiety/Depression, Electronic Health, and Doctor Visiting Decisions among People with Diabetes Eirik Årsand 70x100 cm
2019 05 Development of an ICT solution to obtain annual, national, representative health indicator data for non-communicable diseases – a pilot study Inger Torhild Gram, Eirik Årsand 70x100 cm
2018 13 Improving Study Management Services for Mhealth Interventions – a Dynamic Concept for More Efficient Trials Astrid Grøttland, Alain Giordanengo, Meghan Bradway, Eirik Årsand A0
2018 11 Participatory approach and social media to promote healthy lifestyles on diabetes Elia Gabarron, Eirik Årsand 70x100 cm
2018 09 Diabetes social media users’ preferences for a health promotion intervention Elia Gabarron, Eirik Årsand 70x100 cm
2018 06 Stepwise Treatment Concept Proposed for an mHealth Enabled Diabetes Intervention Meghan Bradway, Alain Giordanengo, Eirik Årsand 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2018 05 Utilizing the New Generation of Wearable Devices in a Combined Diabetes Diary Application Eirik Årsand 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2018 04 The Necessity Of Using Mixed Methods For Assessment Of mHealth Interventions: Application In The “Full Flow Of Data-sharing” Project Meghan Bradway, Astrid Grøttland, Eirik Årsand 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2018 03 Experience From Using a Dynamic Study Management Service for an M-health Diabetes Type 2 RCT Eirik Årsand, Meghan Bradway, Alain Giordanengo, Astrid Grøttland 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2018 02 A FHIR-Based Data Flow Enabling Patients with Diabetes to Share Self-collected Data with the Norwegian National Healthcare Systems and Electronic Health Records Systems Alain Giordanengo, Meghan Bradway, Astrid Grøttland, Eirik Årsand 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2018 01 Design Better Together: Co-design Workshop Protocol To Develop An M-Diabetes Data Sharing System Between Patients And Clinicians Meghan Bradway, Alain Giordanengo, Astrid Grøttland, Eirik Årsand 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2017 16 Healthcare representatives tweeting about #diabetes: Follow the leaders! Elia Gabarron, Eirik Årsand A1
2017 01 A Review of Mobile Applications in General Practice: Forming a Questionnaire to Explore Clinician Needs Meghan Bradway, Eirik Årsand 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2017 02 Need for Differentiating Presentation of Patient-gathered Data Between Type 1 and 2 Diabetes During Consultations Meghan Bradway, Eirik Årsand 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2017 03 The need for updated evaluation approaches for e-health and m-health interventions - a dynamic concept for more efficient trials Eirik Årsand, Håvard Blixgård, Alain Giordanengo, Meghan Bradway 67,5x120 cm (16:9)
2017 04 Evaluating the role of m-health interventions in patient empowerment Omid Saadatfard, Anne Granstrøm Ekeland, Meghan Bradway, Eirik Årsand 67,5x120 cm (16:9)

Eirik's presentations

Date Title Event Author(s)
2017.05.10 M-helse - en viktig komponent i Helseplattformen Søkekonferansen Eirik Årsand