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IDC – Information Driven Care

Healthcare and healthcare organizations face extensive challenges such as aging population, non-communicable diseases, pandemics, evolving patient expectations, and limited resources. Information driven care has the potential to address some of these challenges through transformation towards a more proactive, predictive, precise, participatory, innovative and democratized healthcare.

The program takes a broad approach to examine and develop information driven care solutions in healthcare, including for example decision support systems in clinical practice.

The program takes a broad approach to examine and develop information driven care solutions in healthcare, including for example decision support systems in clinical practice. This will require building up knowledge about the whole healthcare innovation chain, from formulating and prioritizing questions, to data collection, to algorithms, to engagement, to explainability, to innovation, diffusion, and implementation in practice. The program has a multidisciplinary approach and addresses challenges related to the complexity of the development of information driven care solutions, especially in terms of AI systems, data, implementation and innovation challenges.

A laptop, an iPad and a stethoscope.

Research ambitions

The overall ambitions of the program are:

  • To further develop a multidisciplinary information driven care research environment, strengthening and integrating the disciplines of AI and machine learning, data infrastructure, implementation research and innovation science. A research environment which promotes career development in the field and provides equal opportunities to people of all genders and ethnicities.
  • To further strengthen long-term collaborations and co-production with leading national and international universities, companies and public sector in the field of information driven care. A research environment which has an established model for how industry and public partners can collaborate to create and implement AI systems for sustainable adoption and diffusion as part of long-term efforts to improve healthcare and health outcomes.
  • To continue developing a strong academic position (including research, education and collaboration) and add value to society. A research environment that addresses complex research questions from multi-disciplinary perspectives and provides excellent research and education that is practically useful and contributes to new understandings, knowledge and innovations. The research environment should be characterized by high specialization in information driven care and high impact.

Connection to focus area

Personalized proactive care is one of two directions for the health innovation focus area. In this, implementation of information driven care constitutes a substantial part. This research program aims to continue developing this direction and contribute to the strategic goals of the focus area. This involves for example to position the research area nationally and internationally and to perform collaborative research that makes an impact in society. The research program will contribute to the goals set out in the focus area strategy.

Illustration of IDC:s focus areas.

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