The ImpleMentAll consortium is made up of 16 partners from Europe and Australia. Below you can see a list of all the partners contributing to this project. Click on a partner to read more about them and find their contact information.
Region of Southern Denmark
The Region of Southern Denmark (RSD) has 1.2 million inhabitants and four hospital units running 18 hospitals. The Region collaborates closely with 800 GPs, and the 22 municipalities that are responsible for preventative services, rehabilitation, and home care. All hospitals in RSD have implemented telemedicine services and the level of electronic communication is very high.
The Mental Health Services in the Region are embedded in secondary care and offer assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of citizens with serious mental disorders in close and binding collaboration with the practice sector, the municipalities, and the somatic healthcare service in the Region. The regional Centre for Telepsychiatry opened in Odense in November 2013 as the first of its kind, not only in the region, but in the country. The centre carries out a number of ongoing projects in the field of 'telepsychiatry' – delivering psychiatric treatment and expertise at a distance. The projects include telemedicine treatment for young people suffering from depression, telecommunication between citizen/patient, general practitioner, and the psychiatric hospital, as well as specialised assistance between doctors and experts from one department to another using telecommunication.
The clinic Internet psychiatry (iPsych) is operated by the Centre for Telepsychiatry in the Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark. In 2013, iPsych started on a trial basis. From 2015-2019, iPsych was operated on a temporary basis in the Region of Southern Denmark. Since 2019, iPsych has become a permanent offer in the Region of Southern Denmark. Additionally since 2018, iPsych has been offered nationwide on a temporary basis, so far until ultimo 2020.
iPsych is part of routine care in Denmark. Treatment is publically funded and free of charge for the patients. Patients self-refer for treatment via a website through a secure application form. The applications are screened by trained psychologists. To be eligible for treatment, patients must be 18 years of age or older and meet the diagnostic criteria for mild to moderate depressive disorder, single phobia, social phobia, and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, according to the ICD-10. Patients are referred to treatment elsewhere in the cases of: diagnosed personality disorders, severe degree of current disorder, ongoing psychological treatment elsewhere, schizophrenia, bipolar or related disorders, PTSD, OCD as primary disorder, alcohol or drug abuse, enhanced risk of suicide.
Eligible patients are invited to a video-based assessment interview performed by a licensed psychologist or a psychologist under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. After the video-based assessment, eligible patients are invited into the iCBT program in Minddistrict. The iCBT program consists of sessions offering psycho education and cognitive behavioral therapy. The patient receives weekly clinical asynchronic written support from a psychologist. An ordinary treatment course lasts 10-12 weeks.
Position: Project Coordinator
Kim Mathiasen is presently employed in a joint position between the Region of Southern Denmark (the Centre for Telepsychiatry and the University of Southern Denmark) and at Aarhus University Hospital, Research Unit for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, where he works as a research psychologist. In both positions he works with E-Mental health, particularly with prediction and prevention of relapse of affective disorders and Internet-based psychotherapy for adult anxiety and depression.
Position: Project and Communication manager
Mette Atipei Craggs holds a Master of Arts in International Business Communication and currently works as an Innovation Consultant in the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) at Odense University Hospital (OUH). Mette has extensive experience with communication and international project management from her work at OUH and in MedCom. Her role in the ImpleMentAll project is Project and Communication Manager.
Position: Operational Coordinator
Position: Leader of WP6 Stakeholder and expert participation
Mette Maria Skjøth, PhD, holds a Graduated Diploma in Business Administration – Organization (HD) from the University of Southern Denmark and is a Registered Nurse. Mette Maria is currently project manager at the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) at Odense University Hospital (OUH)/ University of Southern Denmark and at Lillebaelt Academy for Professional Higher Education (EAL). She has a long experience in organizational management, project leadership, innovation and research all with the aim of improving quality in health care, patent safety and workflow within the health care sector. Mette Maria has recently defended her PhD Thesis with the title “Informed choice about prenatal screening for Down syndrome – the development and effect of an eHealth tool”. Mette Maria has taken part in several international projects on both a manager and scientific coordinator level e.g. MasterMind, ImpleMentAll, HealthGames, Applied Health, ePatch.
Position: Principal Investigator and Executive Researcher
Kristine Tarp holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology and Ethnography from Aarhus University and a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Southern Denmark. Kristine’s PhD thesis examined the effectiveness of optional videoconferencing-based treatment of alcohol use disorder. Kristine has a postdoc position at The Centre for Telepsychiatry in the Region of Southern Denmark.
Position: Research Assistant
Søren Lange Nielsen holds a Master of Arts in International Business Communication and currently works as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Telepsychiatry. Previously, Søren has worked with communication and research in the health sector in Scotland and Denmark, carrying out research on digital health and care.