Projekti eesmärk on luua uus õppekava, mille kaudu toetada spetsialiste, kes töötavad igapäevaselt digitaalses keskkonnas ning pakkuda kodanikele kergesti ligipääsetavaid e-teenuseid. Projekti juhib Laurea University of Applied Sciences. Kõrgkoolist osalevad projektis Kersti Viitkar, Eve-Merike Sooväli ja Merle Varik.
According to the European Commission's eHealth Action Plan 2012, ICT can be our most powerful ally to maintain cost efficient and high quality care. Therefore, also the Central Baltic region needs health and social care professionals to be proficient in eHealth, so that these professionals can fully utilize technology’s potential to serve citizens and to develop new eHealth services. In the project DeDiWe, a new curriculum, “The Developer of Digital Health and Welfare Services” is created for VETs and UASs. The new curriculum will give future professionals skills in developing improved eHealth services. The curriculum is based on the Learning by Developing model, where students, professionals and teachers learn together in working life. This secures that the contents of studies correspond to the needs of the labor market. The studies take place mostly at an e-learning platform, combined with cross-border co-creation and cooperation. The partners in Estonia, Latvia and Finland arrange a study unit piloting the curriculum. Students’ eHealth related competency is measured at the beginning. The content of the new curriculum is based on competency EQF 5-6 as well as the latest knowledge of the needs of a digital society. In the study unit, future professionals (IT, social and health care) are developing their competencies to match the needs of digital health care. To get comparative knowledge on curricular contents, competency is measured again after the studies. In the next phase, the curriculum can be spread to all 27 health, social and IT study programmes in partner schools and also wider in the EU. Digitalization has great potential to create new jobs in the Central Baltic region. By improving professionals’ eHealth competences, this project enhances CB business ecosystem development and creates better opportunities for public-private partnership, therefore supporting eHealth companies.