29 - 31 March 2016 researchers from leading American and Danish universities and hospitals met with Danish and international companies to discuss future telehealth solutions. The workshop was hosted by Aalborg University and arranged by Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN). It turned out a great success and 65 health professionals participated.
The purpose of the workshop was to present a 12-item research agenda aiming towards expansion of technologies within telehealth and chronic disorders - and not least to launch new research projects within telehealth across the Atlantic.
"One essential thing that we can learn from the reseachers in California is their ability to centralize tasks. In California our TTRN collaboration partners have created a network which brings together more than 800 clinics and hospitals. They have also established a policy center. The aim of the center is to inspire politicians to enact new legislation that could help disseminate telemedicine", Associate professor Birthe Dinesen explains.
Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network” (TTRN), which was established in 2012, is a network between Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), UC Berkeley, UC Davis Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Center For Connected Health, Harward Medical School, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University (AAU), Aarhus University, Technical University of Denmark, University of Southern Denmark, Center for Innovative Medical Technologies, Odense University Hospital.
Associate Professor Birthe Dinesen, SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology initiated TTRN with the purpose of boosting cooperation within telehealth and telerehabilitation of chronic disorders.