Seven researchers are being recruited to further strengthen the University's research and education in information driven care and health innovation.
“Halmstad University aims, together with Region Halland, to develop a leading European competence node for information driven care. Our new employees, their knowledge and experience are important steps towards this goal”, says Thorsteinn Rögnvaldsson, incoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor for research at Halmstad University.
The following people are being recruited to, during the period 2021–2023, work in different ways and to varying extent with education, research and development of information driven care based on AI tools and methods and processes for implementation in healthcare:
Information driven care implicates that AI is used to analyse and draw conclusions about collected health data in order to achieve fact-based and individualised precision health. By taking advantage and learning from the data generated, both from every individual’s contact with healthcare and from, for example, sensors in intelligent environments, healthcare staff and hospital managements can make more informed decisions for healthcare to become safer and more efficient.
Implementation research focuses on understanding individual, contextual and organisational factors that influence the introduction of new innovations. In information driven care, the focus is on creating knowledge, methods and guiding processes for implementing innovations. This creates value through increased quality, safety and efficiency in healthcare and applies knowledge obtained from advanced analysis of healthcare data. Through implementation research, knowledge is obtained that can be applied to shape the change work needed to translate research and development to practice.
Since 2014, Carl Bennet AB has been contributing funds to finance a professorship at Halmstad University, called the Bennet Professorship. The Bennet Professorship aims to stimulate the building of new research specialisations or to further develop existing specialisations to an international level. The holder of the Bennet Professorship can either be an international Visiting Professor who has been active for a time at Halmstad University, or a Professor who is permanently employed and who holds the Professorship for a period of three years. A Bennet Professor must have excellent international research credentials, good research networks and a great interest in collaborating with external parties.