The Erasmus+ DISH project, will address the challenge of the digital skills gap of the healthcare staffs by establishing a triple helix partnership consisting of health care providers, educational institutions and enterprise representatives in each of the 6 countries involved in the project.
The objective of the DISH project is therefore to look into the present and future skills needs, in order to succeed with the necessary digitalisation in the sector, and will on that basis develop, test and present different concepts, which will provide health care staff with innovation readiness and digital skills, enabling them to better see the opportunities in how and where to apply eHealth solutions.
The project aims to provide real-life solutions to everyday situations, thus the trainings will be presented as a “on the job training concept”, where simulation in a secure and less stressful environment is one of the key educational methods used. In each country, a minimum of 100 health care staff will be involved in the Learning Innovation Unit and receive training in the testing phase in order to test usability. Each participant will receive a certificate with an assessment and acknowledgement of the skills and competences that they have obtained.
The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the EU 2020 Strategy as well as the main goals of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) in terms of skills development and job creation. The project responds to the “New Skills Agenda for Europe”, equipping future and present staff in the health care sector with the “right” skills to face the challenges in the sector.
DISH is a pan-European Sector Skills Alliance led by the Region of Southern Denmark (Hospital of Southern Jutland), and brings together 19 organizations in total. The consortium is well balanced in terms of involvement from healthcare providers to academia, as well as public and non-profit organizations: Southern Jutland Hospital, South Denmark European Office, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, University College Lillebaelt , Welfare Tech, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster, Vaksdal Municipality, The Health Department Valencia-La Fe, Technical University of Valencia, Polibienestar Research Institute, European Health Management Association, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Edge Hill University, E-Health Cluster LTD, Lübeck University, BioCon Valley GMBH, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), John Paul II Hospital, Klaster LifeScience Kraków.