The DISH project receives the Best Poster Award at EHMA 2021

6 October 2021

The DISH project participated in the EHMA 2021 Annual Conference with a poster presentation and an information booth. DISH submitted an abstract titled ‘Digital & Innovation Skills Helix in Health – The DISH project’, authored by Ms Trine Ungermann Fredskild and Ms Sabine Paasch Olsen, that was selected for a poster presentation and received the Award for the Best Poster.

The EHMA 2021 Annual Conference on ‘Health Management: managing the present and shaping the future’ took place digitally on 15-17 September, with a focus on discussing solutions to managing services in the post-COVID future. The programme articulated around six sub-themes: Governance and leadership, Person-centredness and care integration, Managing the digital transformation, Improving healthcare access and outcomes, Environmental sustainability of health services, and Health workforce.

In response to the Conference call for abstracts, the DISH project submitted its research for consideration under the sub-themes Managing the digital transformation and Health workforce. The abstract was evaluated alongside over 200 other submissions by an independent expert panel and selected for a poster presentation delivered by Ms Sabine Paasch Olsen during a dedicated pitching session. The posters were also available for consultation by all delegates, and the authors could be contacted via the conference platform for further questions and feedback on their research.

Every year EHMA awards three prizes to abstracts presented at the conference: best European paper, best non-European paper and best poster. The EHMA awards are assigned by an independent jury panel which attends the various presentations and assesses the abstracts. The DISH poster won the EHMA Award for Best Poster which was announced during the conference Closing Ceremony.



The DISH poster showcased the project 3-in-1 approach to maximise digital skill competency, innovation readiness, and implementation and change management skills to enable health and care professionals to adopt eHealth solutions and deliver higher-quality patient experiences.

The DISH project is based on three concepts:

  • The Learning Innovation Unit (LIU) is a concept that gathers a group of people involved in digital skills training. The group covers all stakeholders in the following skills training.
  • The On-the-Job-Training concept establishes skills training in simulation facilities or clinical practice.
  • The Assessment concept is crucial to ensure that participants in the trainings have acquired the needed skills.
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