Department for Personal E-health

We will conduct research on how technology for independence and coping influences healthcare for elderly patients, patients with chronic conditions who require follow-up, disabled people and those who are actively trying to change their lifestyle.

Citizen services

New technology forces the development of new working methods in the services. The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services will now and in the future focus on intensive work and depend on human interaction. Digital technology, which is already available, has the potential to change how health and care services are supplied, and home health care can be strengthened and expanded in a way that can reduce the need for physical attendance and increase the quality of the services. The term personal connected care is technical installations and solutions that can improve people's ability to cope at home, and help safeguard their quality of life and dignity.


Participatory action research involves the design and development of technological solutions, the development of health services and understanding the changes new solutions and working methods bring, and the connection between them. Research on how and why citizens use ICT for health purposes in their daily lives is important for work on public health and building a patient-oriented and sustainable health service.

Internationally, m-health is a growth area. There is pressure from the USA and other countries with different rules on the protection of personal data, and in which the population is used to being seen as a consumer in a market. M-health need to be developed to suit the Nordic model with strong public health services, and to gain more knowledge about the distribution of work and interaction between commercial solutions and those under public control.

Research shall show the effects and benefits of introducing and using personal connected care.

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This page was last updated:

26 November 2021

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Department employees

Name Title Telephone(s)
Mona Skjeklesaether Pettersen Research assistant
Annabelle-Jane Yabsley Research assistant
Karianne Mørken Research assistant
Célia Nilssen Senior Adviser 411 26 804
Eirin Rødseth Senior Adviser 415 47 101
Monika Knudsen Gullslett Professor 907 84 208
Truls Tunby Kristiansen Researcher 957 32 852
Dillys Larbi PhD Candidate 909 49 760
Pietro Randine Software developer 915 32 388
Astrid Grøttland Senior Adviser 928 87 111
Undine Knarvik Senior Adviser 917 42 705
Siri Bjørvig Director Personal E-health 971 64 725
Meghan Bradway Postdoc 911 93 393
Konstantinos Antypas Senior Researcher 404 85 401
Inger Torhild Gram Professor 924 01 177
Gunn-Hilde Rotvold PhD Candidate 992 69 511
Elin Breivik Senior Adviser 481 54 808
Elia Gabarron Senior Researcher 948 63 460
Eirik Årsand Professor 776 44 760
Marianne Vibeke Trondsen Senior Researcher 415 10 792