CIMT is Denmark’s largest centre for research in telemedicine and eHealth
CIMT works with all research units at the University of Southern Denmark – including the Faculties of Health Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Science and Business and Social Sciences to ensure a cross-functional and multidisciplinary approach to research and the implementation of research results.
OUH houses all medical specialities, and CIMT works across the entire hospital and with all fields. This broad collaboration makes the difference as the health sector prepares for the patients of the future.
The researchers in CIMT cover a wide range of research areas within health technology. The researchers come from many different fields, and the PhD students count doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, engineers and economists.
The variation means that research in CIMT covers effects on patients’ health and clinical outcomes, effects on patients experiences and satisfaction, effects on patient security, effects on work environment and the organisation, technical aspects (e.g. integration to IT systems) as well as economic, ethical and legal aspects.
Research areas in CIMT cover:
- Evaluating and documenting the clinical effects of telemedicine and other new health technologies
- Research of patient experiences and participatory design
- Research in best practice when implementing new technology
- An economic evaluation of telemedicine/new technology
- Organisational studies
- MAST – multidisciplinary evaluation of telemedicine
- Methods to evaluate integrated care solutions/cross-sector IT solutions for healthcare
CIMT Research Strategy
In line with the innovation strategy of Odense University Hospital, CIMT has a research strategy focused on innovative medical technology research. The strategy is currently being revised and a new one will be ready in 2020.
Read the research strategy for 2016-2019. (Currently only available in Danish, sorry!)
Each year CIMT has published more and more in both specialised and multidisciplinary journals reaching 98 peer reviewed publications in 2019 – a 38% increase from 2018.
On the website of the University of Southern Denmark, it’s possible to see a continuously updated list of publications from CIMT researchers across the various faculties: See publications from CIMT on the university website here.