About the project

Health Information Systems training and certification implementation for higher education (HIS4HE) project addresses the education and labour market needs of medicine students in higher education schools, users of patient data systems, such as doctors, nurses and healthcare support staff, etc. The project is founded within the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission.

KTU coordinates the 24 month lasting project from October 2016 till the end of September 2018.

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Target group

Learning products will be designed for existing and future health sector professionals seeking to develop and certify their qualification in HIS usage. In the sectoral perspective, target group is health students and trainers.
In labour market perspective, implementation of ECDL Health module will increase professional qualifications of young health specialists and help meet health sector requirements.


According to the Digital Agenda for Europe one of the action areas is the sustainable healthcare and ICT-based support for dignified and independent living. The Digital Agenda for Lithuania (2014-2020) states currently a lack of modern health-related electronic services and ICT products in Lithuania and importance to introduce ICT in the national healthcare system. Most educational institutions in Lithuania haven't any health information system (HIS) learning subjects in their curricula.

Expected project results

It is planned to examine health sector ICT needs and trends, develop an integrated solution of HIS studies module, e-learning and online knowledge assessment tool, covering the training objectives described in module syllabus. The learning material will cover safer ICT, key principles and policies in relation to patient confidentiality, knowledge about the structure and main functionality of HIS and knowledge how to access patient records securely, to retrieve, navigate and document patient data and to report appropriately. All learning products will be implemented for partners in Latvia and Lithuania activities, and offered to national higher education/VET institutions and presented for other European countries educators by ECDL products marketing line.

It is expected to create main project outcomes:

  • Health Information Systems module for higher education studies suitable for VET too.
  • Authorised ECDL Health Information Systems knowledge certification module for health sector specialists, including extended syllabus/guide and certification tests.
  • Distance learning course covering ECDL Health Information Systems syllabus topics.



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Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) is a non-governmental professional organisation, encompassing the ICT industry and ICT professionals, established in 1998. The principal objective of LIKTA is to promote and further the development of Information Society in Latvia. LIKTA works toward increasing e-awareness in society and takes an active part in preparing and implementation of professional ICT and digital skills programs for everyone. LIKTA holds charitable status since 2005 and educational institution status since 2008.

Public institution Information Technologies Institute (ITI)


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Public institution Information Technologies Institute (ITI) was established in 1997 and started as an organization which creates temporary professional working groups for projects on Information System design. The full-time staff of ITI includes administrative, financial and project managers (5-10 persons). ITI has strong experience in IT training/testing courseware design and development.

From year 2000 ITI started with ECDL (European Computer Driving License) Programme implementation in Lithuania. Now ITI is the official ECDL Foundation Sub-licensee for Lithuania. Currently the development and dissemination of computer literacy related training/testing systems have the major importance for the Institute. ITI has developed the Automated ECDL Test System which is authorised by the ECDL Foundation. The In-Application testing based version of the Test System has entered the official authorization process at the ECDL Foundation level also. In 2009 ITI has launched the ECDL Foundation Endorsed Partner Programme eGuardian. Currently ITI is involved in development of Learning/Testing solutions for ECDL, e-Citizen, CAD, security and children safety subjects in Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Azeri and English languages.

From November 2013 ITI (ECDL Lithuania) is involved as a stakeholder in the National Digital Coalition for the Promotion of Digital Skills for Jobs in Lithuania (www.skaitmeninekoalicija.lt/en/).



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DLGI is founded in 1992 as a spin-off of the German Computer Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informatik - GI). It is an accreditation agency for IT-certification, which has successfully introduced an European IT certification standard by implementing ECDL, the European Computer Driving Licence, in Germany. The ECDL programme is internationally recognised as benchmark for end-user computer skills and is the leading certification to be adopted by governments, international organisations and corporations alike.



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Joint stock company “Datorzinibu Centrs” (DZC) is one of the leading IT training, e-learning and software development companies in Latvia, operating in this field since 1996. DZC has 42 employees among which 8 are trainees.
The company‘s top priority is complete understanding of the needs of the clients for the maximum benefit of their investment into the information technologies. Therefore the work is targeted to implementation of modern and perspective information system solutions. The main types of services are:

  • Computer training for Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM, as well as for custom- developed information systems designed exclusively for the needs of a customer.
  • Development and implementation of learning management (LMS) and learning content management systems (LCMS).
  • E-learning content development.
  • Certification services (Prometric, EXIN un Pearson VUE authorized test centre).
  • IT consulting.
  • IT audit and security.
  • Design, development, implementation and maintenance of information systems (databases, data warehouses and analysis, web application software).
  • Design, delivery and maintenance of IT infrastructure solutions.

In training DZC provides a perfect combination of the best teaching methods, professional experience and well-prepared hand-outs. The theoretical material is accompanied by diverse examples, practical tasks and self-assessment options. DZC holds the status of Edication institutiion .
DZC Training Centre offers to:

  • acquire the skills and competences required for work with IT software;
  • attend Microsoft server and technology courses for IT professionals and programmers;
  • obtain Microsoft Dynamics applications training;
  • develop and adjust the training curriculums and programs to the needs of employees of a specific company;
  • provide individual trainings and consultations.

DZC is a partner in the Project „Information Technology Training for Small and Micro Businesses to Promote Competitiveness and Productivity Training projects” – Latvian companies are welcomed to participate in a training project for small and micro enterprises which allows improving IT skills of their employees. Enterprises have the opportunity to learn 10 various courses about the usage of IT necessary for enterprises’ everyday tasks. During this project DZC has created training curriculums, content of the training, learning materials, e-learning courses and tests. Since year 2013 approximately 600 enterprises have participated in the project and more than 2000 employees of various sectors have been trained in ICT skills linked with corresponding softskills and entrepreneurship skills.
The quality of „Datorzinibu Centrs“ services is confirmed by ISO 9001:2008 quality certification. The company is also the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 2000.


Project coordinator

Kaunas University of Technology
K. Donelaičio str. 73, LT-44249 Kaunas

Project Manager

Prof. Egidijus Kazanavičius
Head of Centre of Real Time Computer Systems

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