Today, Leap for Life – Halland's collaborative effort in future healthcare – is launched. It is Halmstad University, Region Halland, all municipalities in Halland and the region's business sector that start a joint innovation centre for information driven care.
"Leap for Life gathers the necessary ecosystem of competences – care development, business development and research – that are needed for Halland's unique venture in information driven care."
Our society and our healthcare system are facing a number of great challenges. Pandemics, an aging population and fewer caring hands require new solutions in order to maintain good healthcare. By using artificial intelligence (AI) to draw conclusions about collected health data, care givers and hospital managements can make better informed decisions and care can be even more individualised. The concept is called information driven care and will be the focus of the new innovation centre Leap for Life.
“We need to work together in order to solve the healthcare challenges. With Leap for Life, we gather partners to collaborate, enable innovation and act as the driving force for change within healthcare – regionally, nationally and internationally”, says Anne-Christine Hertz, Manager for Leap for Life.
Leap for Life is a development and renewal of the Centre for Health Technology Halland (HCH) which started in 2009. Just like HCH, Leap for Life is co-owned by Halmstad University, Region Halland and the municipalities in Halland – Halmstad, Laholm, Hylte, Falkenberg, Varberg and Kungsbacka. Leap for Life has its facilities at Halmstad University, which is the host organisation for the innovation centre. The collaboration between academia and the business and public sectors is central to Leap for Life, just as it has been for HCH.
“Leap for Life gathers the necessary ecosystem of competences – care development, business development and research – that are needed for Halland's unique venture in information driven care. Halland has the conditions required for taking the step towards our future healthcare”, says Magnus Clarin, Dean of the School of Information Technology at Halmstad University.
Leap for Life is the new focus area and name of the Centre for Health Technology Halland (HCH). When Leap for Life is launched onSeptember 10 september, 2020, following will happen:
Co-workers at HCH will now be co-workers at Leap for Life. The two EU projects Testmiljö Halland – Framtidens vård och omsorg med smarta hemmet som bas and CareWare Nordic, which both run until August 2021, are included in Leap for Life.
Leap for Life is located in HCH's former premises in the glass corridor opposite the Spiro restaurant. Leap's logotype can already be seen on the glass walls.
Today, September 10, Leap's website is launched: www.leapforlife.se External link.. At the same time https://halsoteknikcentrum.hh.se External link. is switched off (and directs to www.leapforlife.se).
Leap for Life takes over HCH's established social media channels and changes their names to Leap for Life.
Leap for Life will be presented during Halmstad University's annual Innovation conference on September 17. Read more at www.hh.se/innovationconference External link.