Entries by Friederike J. S. Thilo

Focus on external hospital care: identifying communication barriers with mapping methods

Functioning communication and smooth information flows play an important role in the complex setting of outpatient care. The CuraComm project is investigating where communication hurdles arise and how these could be overcome in the future. This article shows how the use of the visualisation technique “mapping” can be used to identify communication hurdles in a […]

Sensor Technology in Health Care – Sensor Data and Algorithms (Part 2)

Older people often move unsteadily and can easily fall and injure themselves. To prevent this, sensors could record and analyse movement patterns and warn of risks. Researchers in the Digital Health innovation field at the Bern University of Applied Sciences are investigating this. Part 1 dealt with the opportunities and challenges of the technology; in […]

Sensor technology in healthcare – opportunities and challenges (Part 1)

How can digital technologies be used in health care and prevention? Can technology relieve the burden on nursing staff? And what does it take for the technology to be accepted by patients and staff? Researchers at BFH Health are investigating these questions in an Innosuisse project. In a series of articles, they provide an insight […]

How business design principles are contributing to the digitisation of healthcare

The digitisation of the healthcare system is strongly encouraged, but in practice it is often carried out in a careless and haphazard way. Successful transformation requires not only technical expertise in the healthcare sector, but also design expertise from the business world. The shortage of healthcare professionals has been shown to have a negative impact […]