23 April 2019

e-Health across health care sectors

Lecture series 2019: improving patient & population health through innovative e-health interventions

April 23, 2019

Prof Karen Anderser-Ranberg
Professor of Geriatric Medicine at University of Southern Denmark and Geriatrician Consultant at Odense, University Hospital (Denmark)

LECTURE from 11h30 to 12h30
CHL - Centre 4, rue Ernest Barblé L-1210 Luxembourg Room: Amphitheatre

MEET THE SPEAKER* from 12h45 to 14h00
Light snacks provided LIH, 1A-B, rue Thomas Edison L-1445 Strassen Room: Curie/Pasteur (3rd floor)
*Registration is mandatory to meet the speaker by sending an email to

e-Health across health care sectors


Europe is ageing, and the large post-WW2 generations will challenge health care providers in a time with a declining workforce. E-Health is thought to support future health care delivery by e.g. providing self-monitored and self-reported health data that feed in to Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems and algorithms that may predict adverse health outcomes. The most old and frail people, characterized by multimorbid conditions, cognitive impairments, functional decline and need of care, will benefit less from these novel tools. Moreover, carers may not recognize the subtle symptoms of developing acute disease thereby delaying timely recognition.
However, Point of Care Testing (POCT) employed by health carers and communicated digitally across primary and secondary health care sectors may offer early identification of frail older people at risk of health deterioration and hospitalisation. The presentation will focus on the possibilities as well as the challenges of implementing novel procedures in health care and across health care sectors.

LISER is a proud partner in the RESCOM grant awarded by the FNR for a Lecture Series on “Improving patient & population health through innovative e-health interventions” Other partners include the LIH (lead institution), the University of LuxembourgLISTCHLCentre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch, and ITTM.