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Troels Mønsted

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo, Department of Informatics

Troels Mønsted is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Mønsted has worked extensively with design of health information systems for collaborative sensemaking in healthcare, previously with care for chronic heart patients and currently within preventive healthcare in the Region of Southern Denmark.

Since 2015, Mønsted has been affiliated to the research group on Digitalization and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. In his current work he investigates design, implementation, and use of health information systems that enable novel uses of health data. His research is particularly addressing the effects and challenges of platformization, i.e. the emergence of platforms that support increased integration and data exchange between electronic health records, specialized clinical systems, and patient-centered technologies, and the challenges that this entail for local design and innovation.

Rocco Palumbo

Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Salerno

Rocco is a Research Fellow of Organization Studies at the University of Salerno, Italy, where he teaches Organizational Design and Human Resource Management. He is a senior member of the Italian Health Literacy Project (HLS-IT) and one of the scientific coordinators of the Italian Food Literacy Project (FLS-IT). His main research interests include, but are not limited to: Patient empowerment, patient engagement, organizational health literacy, health policy, and health services’ co-production.

Georg Bollig

Clinical Associate Professor in Palliative Care at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Consultant in Palliative Medicine South Jutland Hospital Sønderborg and Hospice Haderslev, Denmark

Georg is a physician and a researcher. After being a paramedic he became a specialist in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and later in Palliative Medicine. He holds a German doctoral degree in Medicine from the University of Cologne within the fields of Sports medicine and Neurology that he obtained in 2000. Since 2005 he has been working mainly with Palliative Care and research. In 2008 he received a Master degree in palliative care at the University Klagenfurt, Austria. He defended his PhD thesis from the fields of palliative care, ethcis and nursing home medicine entitled “ Ethical challenges, decision-making and end-of-life care in nursing homes” at the University of Bergen, Norway in 2017.

Georgs main research interest has always been both the patients and relatives view and the empowerment of citizens to participate in emergency care via first aid and palliative care via last aid. He is the project leader of a Danish project on the implementation of telemedicine in palliative care in Southern Denmark.

Kirsten Bachmann

Specialist nurse in Palliative Care South Jutland Hospital Sønderborg, Denmark

Kirsten Bachmann is a specialist nurse in the palliative Care Team South Jutland Hospital Sønderborg since 2009. She holds a diploma in Health Sciences. She is the project manager of the project: The impact of telemedicine to improve palliative care in rural areas.

Henrik Moessinger

Business Development Manager Startup Innovation Program & Health Innovation Port

Henrik Moessinger is responsible for Health Innovation Port at PHILIPS. The HIP is a coworking and collaboration space for startups in the health sector founded by PHILIPS, the Techniker Krankenkasse and the city of Hamburg. Startups receive the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program, get in close contact with the most relevant players in the health market and build a community with other aspiring startups. Previous to his position at PHILIPS Henrik has founded numerous companies, invested in startups, and travelled Germany to show big corporates how startups approach daily challenges.

Sascha Köpke

Professor for Nursing Research at University of Lübeck

Sascha Köpke is the head of the Nursing Research Unit at the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Lübeck. After his nursing training, he worked as a staff nurse in intensive care in Hamburg and Glasgow before studying health sciences at the University of Hamburg where he completed his PhD on “Evidence-based patient information and shared decision making for people with multiple sclerosis”.

Since 2011 he has been professor for nursing research at the University of Lübeck, where he is also head of the Bachelor programme “Nursing” and member of the steering committee of the „Center for Open Innovation in Connected Health (COPICOH)“. Here, he is taking part in different activities, most importantly the “Ambient Care” project aiming to develop smart hospital environments. His further research mostly concerns the development and evaluation of complex (nursing) interventions as well as evidence based patient interventions and research syntheses. He is executive board member of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS), the “Baltic Sea Region Network on Personalized Health Care (BSR), and the German Society of Nursing Science (DGP)

Anders V. Stæhr

Co-founder of Boblberg

Anders V. Staehr is a graduate diploma in International Business, an Entrepreneur and a Problem Solver. He is the Co-Founder of Boblberg, a digital health community that strengthens people's physical and mental health through activities and social relations. A community that’s based on user co-design, with a special focus on implementation and currently being used by more than 75.000 members.

Boblberg is collaborating with 24 municipalities in Denmark and is about to expand to Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Lukas Dölger

Project coordinator for Telemedicine, Institute for Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein

Lukas Dölger engages in innovative health issues between North and Baltic Sea. Especially in remote areas with low health supply and long distances to medical services telemedicine could reach an improvement in emergency and ambulant problems. Since 2018 he’s a project coordinator in the current running project HALLIGeMED by the Institute for Emergency Medicine as a part of University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein which is the project leader. At the same time he is finishing his Master's degree in eHealth at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences and doing an apprenticeship as an emergency medical assistant at the German Red Cross.

Before his Master's studies he graduated in Hospital Management and completed a further education as a certificated project manager of the German Association for Project Management. Additionally he worked as a trainer for first aid at a non-profit organization. His current main business is based on data telemetry, market research and carving out telemedicine possibilities in emergency and non-emergency cases for the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein.

Larissa Middendorf

Marketing & Communication Officer at Magnosco GmbH

Larissa Middendorf is part of the MedTech Startup Magnosco since mid-2017. She is responsible for Marketing & Communication, in other words making magnosco seen and loved. With a focus on brand strategy and communication, she is responsible for having an eye on the health market, new developments in the digital world and keeping magnosco a strong brand. After studying Media Management & Journalism she came to Berlin to make my master degree in Media Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Meanwhile started working in different fields like logistic, film production before finding her passion for driving innovation in healthcare. She started her career at vilua (formerly welldoo) as Business Development Manager developing digital health products for insurance companies and pharma.

Svenja Désirée Jaffari

Innovation consultant at the Region of Southern Denmark, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark www.innosouth.dk

In 2012, Svenja Jaffari received a PhD in (user-centred) product design and innovation from the Sønderborg Center of Participatory Innovation Research (SPIRE) at the University of Southern Denmark. From 2012 to 2014 she undertook postdoctoral research at the Experience Design Group at the University of Southern Denmark focusing on patients’ self-management of medication at home, and functioned as assistant lecturer in user-centred design across study programs.

At the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Svenja Jaffari is currently involved in the EU/ Interreg 5A project “Demantec”, in testing and evaluating two assisted living technologies in Danish and German nursing homes, as well as in general research and knowledge sharing activities and project coordination. Her personal research interest lies in design theories and methods applied to healthcare, in particular empathic and service design, science and technology studies and users’ everyday routines and workarounds.

Linda Justi

Consultant at Health Care Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark since 2013

Linda Justi holds an MA in English and business language and is the project manager for Tele Ulcer Assessment, a cross-sectoral implementation project initiated as part of a national plan of action for telemedicine deployment in Denmark. Her main focuses are working closely with the primary and secondary health care sector in disseminating knowledge on Tele Ulcer Assessment and, in her role as Product Manager, support the usage of the ulcer record.

The Health Innovation Centre (www.innosouth.dk). is the innovation division of the Region of Southern Denmark operating in the fields of assisted living technology, user-driven innovation and public-private partnerships.

Julia Riesch

Research Assistant at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

Julia Riesch works as a research assistant at the Institute for eHealth and Management in Health Care that is affiliated to Flensburg University of Applied Science. She holds degrees in Health Promotion and Public Health.

Since 2015, her research focuses on eHealth in the Baltic Sea Region as well as dementia and innovative technologies in nursing homes. Within the eHealth for Regions Network, she is part of the Management Secretariat. Besides organizational tasks, this work includes the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of eHealth as well as cooperation with partners in the Baltic Sea Region.

Felix Prell

Felix Prell Project Manager at University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Project Leader HERACLES

Felix Prell works as project manager at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) in Kiel, Germany. He holds a master of science and has a background in multimedia technology and design, as both developer and lecturer. His keen interest in patients’ concerns and a firm belief that quality of life and healthcare efficiency can be significantly improved by correct application of innovative technologies has driven him to initiate and lead the EU-funded Interreg project HERACLES. He has the experience of Heracles’ forerunner Prometheus as well as two more health projects to draw from to help make user-driven innovation, shared decision-making, and the empowerment of Danish and German patients a reality.



Jasna Ehlers

Team leader Project Management at AMC Holding GmbH

Jasna Ehlers is responsible for the implementation of the web-based hospital information System CLINIXX® in German hospitals. At the time, the AMC Holding GmbH provides approximately 40 hospitals all over Germany of all different treatment focuses with their in-house programmed software. Since 2016 she’s a project manager and has implemented seven installations so far. In addition to the acquisition of new clients, she serves around ten existing costumers as a key account manager. Before starting to work at AMC Holding GmbH, she was a student at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. She first finished her Bachelor’s degree in Hospital Management in 2014, and later her Master’s degree in eHealth in 2016.

Hermann Bärenfänger

Head of regional contracting Techniker Krankenkasse (TK)

Hermann Bärenfänger takes care of innovative health care offerings at Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), focusing on the opportunities offered by digitalization. As head of regional contracting at TK in Schleswig-Holstein, he not only looks after in-patient and outpatient care. He and his team also deal with questions about modern emergency care, the realization of innovation-fund projects and the care of people.

Per Stappenbeck

IT specialist for eHealth, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

Per Stappenbeck is responsible for the establishment and implementation of telemedicine solutions at the UKE. He has a diploma in economic informatics and a master in eHealth from the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg. At his job at the UKE he supports clinics in process analytics and deployment of solutions. Managing of the telemedicine portfolio of the UKE is another responsibility of his job.