Health care through digital welfare solution 

Rehabilitation implemented through digital welfare solutions.

Better and more effective patient care within the hospital sector creates a stronger quality of life, better healthcare and financial savings. This is highly essential for VIA University College when cooperating with hospitals and public authorities in developing and qualifying healthcare initiatives. We are proud to be among the best in the world in terms of preventive and rehabilitative healthcare.

Digital welfare solutions that prolong life, give better quality of life and make healthcare cheaper

VIA Faculty of Continuing Education has proved to be strong and innovative on digital solutions to the treatment of patients with chronic diseases among other patient groups, such as e.g. elderly people. With an overall focus on prevention and rehabilitation, we design new technology that empowers both the patient and healthcare staff jointly to make better choices regarding the course of treatment.

In close cooperation with a reputable Danish tech-company, Digirehab, VIA has implemented, as an example, a digital screening system that works both as a tool for training of patients in their own homes, and as an analysis of the treatment process and effects. Implementation of this tool has led to a significant increase in self-reliance and relational co-operation across organisations within the Danish healthcare system, resulting in a convincing drop in hospitalisation.

Another digital tool (an application for smartphones and tablets) aims at patients with diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, and cardiovascular diseases strengthens a patient-oriented dialogue between hospital, own doctor and patient and thereby implies better decision-making in a coordinated and coherent way., This makes the patient able, on a much bigger scale, to be in charge of his or her own disease while still feeling safe and guided.

In these different processes VIA is involved in designing implementation strategies, educating staff, and producing qualitative evaluation.

In the treatment of 300 patients in Viborg Municipality, Denmark 1.8 mio.dk.kr have been saved overall during the first year due to:

  • Drop in admission to hospital and length of hospitalisation
  • The citizens become more self-supporting; this improves their quality of life and cuts down expenses
  • Prevention of patients’ falls and, with this, a drop in hospitalisation
  • Research has shown that intensive training twice a week in six weeks means a reduction in the need of healthcare staff of approx. 48 minutes a week.

Health Science

VIA’s research centres in the area of health specialise in the following specific areas:

  • Health- & Welfare Technology
  • Health, Promotion & Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Nursing
  • Ageing & Dementia

VIA offers tailor-made courses for healthcare professionals around the world and in a wide variety of areas of specialization. Our specialist knowledge includes elderly care, dementia, nutrition, and rehabilitation, and we offer training modules, management, and quality assurance. Certificates of training are offered for all modules.

Interested in learning more, please contact:

Claus Kjaerboe Lundholm
T: +45 87 55 29 97
E: clkl@via.dk