Development of an eHealth intervention designed to support patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Project period



AbbVie AS in collaboration with Center for Shared Decision Making and Collaborative Care Research, Oslo University Hospital.


About the project

Patient-centred communication and incorporating patients’ illness experiences into patient care are high priority health policy goals. This is however difficult to accomplish without methods and systems that assist patients and health care personnel in sharing  experiences and  integrating information in ways preferred by these stakeholders. The purpose of this project is to develop a new eHealth self-management support solution for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), aiming to enhance patient-provider communication (“eSupport”).


The project proceeds in close collaboration and co-creation (service design) between stakeholders, including scientists, patients and healthcare providers. The eSupport project and the developed solution have the potential to contribute to patient mobilization and activation and in close collaboration with users to optimize collaborative care services for patients with IBD.


  • Anders Sandvik, PhD

    Medical Advisor Gastroenterology, Abbvie

  • Grazyna Jarosz, PhD

    Medical Advisor Immunology, Abbvie

  • Hilde Pettersen

    Manager Patient Relations, External Affairs, Abbvie

  • Elisabeth Jarness, PhD

    Medical Advisor Rheumatology, Abbvie

  • Svein Oskar Frigstad, MD

    Medical Department, Bærum Hospital, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust