DISH - Digital & Innovation Skills Helix in Health

DISH focus on the development and training of eHealth skills for health professionals. The project develops, test and present training material, which will provide health and social care staff with ICT skills that enable them to better see the opportunities in how and where to apply eHealth solutions.

Category : Network programme
Lead : Hospital of Southern Jutland

Due to demographic changes the European society is facing many elderly people that need health care and social care and only few staff members and limited public funding to meet their needs and demands. In order to respond to this challenge, a wide range of eHealth solutions are being introduced to the health and social care sector to ensure good quality care, empowerment of patients, and support to health and social care workers.

However many good eHealth solutions do not reach full implementation stage due to a lack of overall digital competences and specific eHealth literacy among the staff.

The DISH project will develop:

1) A concept for a “Learning Innovation Unit” (LIU) based on a triple helix partnership to ensure better development and uptake of eHealth solutions.

2) An on-the-job training concept, providing staff in the health and social care sector with better eHealth competencies.  

3) An evaluation method to assess informal eHealth competencies, which ensures the recognition and mobility of health and social care staff.

Partners in the project

The DISH partners come from 5 regions in Europe: South Denmark in Denmark, Bergen in Norway, Liverpool in Great Brittan, Lübek/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany and Valencia in Spain. Each participating country has established a triple helix partnership consisting of 1: an educational institution, 2: health and social care providers and 3: enterprises representatives. In addition, the project is supported by participants from Krakow in Poland, European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) and partners from Bruxelles. 

The project includes a preparation phase, a development phase and a testing phase, where the local triple helix partnership will be involved actively to ensure that the deliverables are developed as closely to the real needs as possible and to improve the level of uptake and exploitation of results.

In Denmark, the training is tested at the Hospital of Southern Jutland, while UCL University College will perform the joined development of an evaluation concept and the evaluation of competencies. Welfare Tech secures the company aspect in the LIU concept.

Be a part of DISH

If you are interested in contributing or provide us with input or follow the project more closely please contact Senior Consultant Karen Lindegaard, Welfare Tech,

The DISH project is co-financed by Erasmus + the programme within the European Union. Project period: 11.01.2018 - 30.06.2022. Visit DISH website here.



Karen Lindegaard

Senior Consultant

Welfare Tech

International cooperation, Cluster development, Business development

T: +45 2461 1931


Skype id : karen.santos.lindegaard

Supported by

Welfare Tech is​ co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and The European Regional Development Fund.

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