APPlied Health

Mobile Health – also known as mHealth – that is, the use of smartphones and tablets in the health services, is an industry that has grown substantially in recent years as an increasing number of citizens have started using these technologies in their everyday lives. Therefore, Odense University Hospital aspired to develop a range of mHealth applications within chosen clinical fields of expertise to test the value of mobile solutions for patients and personnel in the APPlied Health project.


The aim of the project of APPlied Health was initially to analyse the existing national and international mHealth applications. Subsequently, the project studies the possibilities of developing new innovative mobile services through a dialogue between patients and the hospital.

The ambition was to create new tools for clinicians and patients in the form of programmes (applications or in short “apps”) for smartphones within three areas: treatment, communication and diagnostics.


The project developed a range of app prototypes in close collaboration with users from hospitals, students from technical schools and companies in the industry. The prototypes were tested by personnel and patients. In addition, the project developed a finished app, “OUH Find Vej” (OUH Find Your Way), which is now implemented and helps patients, relatives and personnel to find their way around the two OUH locations.

At Odense University Hospital, there is a high degree of implementation of apps for the benefit of both patients and personnel. This is partly due to APPlied Health’s fundamental identification of needs for patients and personnel as well as the early app prototypes, which the project has developed and tested.

Lisbeth Thisted Andersen


Start: September 2012
End: December 2016

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  • Odense University Hospital
  • University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel
  • Fachhochschule Kiel
  • Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt (today called UCL University College)



Rikke Lyngholm Christensen

Rikke Lyngholm Christensen

Programme Manager | (+45) 2462 9727 | [email protected]