eHealth Revolution and Changing Work

The way we think about work, organize work and communicate with each other is changing rapidly. The Internet and personal technologies create new health and safety service cultures and platform economies. During this course we will study current trends, developments and future perspectives.

Course objectives

The main goal of the course is to:

1) introduce current state and trends of the digitilized working life
2) study novel use of digitilization in the OHS service provision
3) discuss ethics and equity in digital services.

Target group

  • OHS practitioners and researchers
  • Health services designers and researchers
  • Researchers of working life
  • Human resource experts
  • Digital solutions experts
  • Authorities
  • PhD and university students

Course outline

The course will consist of keynote speeches, workshops and participant presentations (optional).

We offer the possibility to present a poster of a topic of your interest during the course. The poster can be about you research or practical work you would like to share with others. The format of you poster is free and is not limited to a traditional wall poster. You might for example like to show you work with one or two slides or show an application. You will have 2-3 minutes to communicate your message to the other participants in an informal manner.

Main topics

1. Is digitalization a solution or creating new problems in the work life?

  • automatization and robotics
  • internet of things
  • virtual work communities

2. How can ICT improve provision of safety and health services?

  • learning artificial intelligent systems
  • personal health and safety coaching
  • decision support systems

3. Do digitalization promote equity in health? 

  • ethics
  • data ownership and right to know
  • data protection and security

Registration deadline

August 28th 2018

The registration has closed but kindly send us an email to in case you are interested in participating in the course and we will send you a registration link.




The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

  • The day package I fee of EUR 320
  • The day package II fee of EUR 170
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 320 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, dinners and the social program (a guided tour at the Ateneum Art Museum and dinner at restaurant Salutorget).

    The total price of the course is EUR 820 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 320).

    Day package II

    The day package II price is 170 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 670 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 170).

    Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 18th – 20th of September 2018 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland. To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel by email to using the booking code "NIVA" (available until 28.8.2018).

    The room price for a single standard room is EUR 108/night (including breakfast).
    The block reservation will be available until 28th of August 2018.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by August, 10th 2018: full refund
    Cancellations received after August, 10th 2018: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

    The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course Leader
Timo Leino
D. Med. Sci., Adj. Professor
Senior Lecturer in occupational health, University of Helsinki
Chief Medical Officer, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Course Co-Leader
Sari Nissinen
Head of Development, M.Sc, PhD-student, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

In practical matters, please contact:

Project and Communications Manager
Linda Vänskä
mobile: +358 40 5463 277


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