Implementation and use of digital solutions in health and care services holds a potential for improved quality, safety, and efficiency in the health and care sector. The field of e-health does not only involve promises of improvements, it also raises a number of questions and concerns. Moreover, it highlights the need for studying e-health practices.

Vestlandforsking (Western Norway Research Institute) has a lot of experience with projects that aim to introduce orincrease the use of technology in health care services, both in an international context anda regional context, pertaining to rural municipalities.