IDC – Information Driven Care

Healthcare is facing extensive challenges – an aging population, various chronic diseases, pandemics, changing patient expectations and limited resources. Information driven care addresses some of these challenges through a shift towards more proactive, predictive, accurate, participatory, innovative and democratised healthcare.

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

The programme takes a broad approach to develop and research information driven care solutions, 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. TThe programme has a multidisciplinary approach and addresses challenges related to the complexity of developing information driven healthcare solutions, particularly 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.

Participating researchers

School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability

Svante Andersson, Professor

Magnus Holmén, Professor

Jeaneth Johansson, Professor

Ulf Aagerup, Senior Lecturer

Henrik Barth, Senior Lecturer

Fábio Gama, Senior Lecturer

Siri Jagstedt, Senior Lecturer

Hélène Laurell, Senior Lecturer

Ludvig Lindlöf, Senior Lecturer

Lina Lundgren, Senior Lecturer

Rögnvaldur Saemundsson, Senior Lecturer

Patrik Hidefjäll, Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Luís Irgang Dos Santos, PhD Student

Manoella Ramos da Silva, PhD Student

School of Health and Welfare

Jens Nygren, Professor

Petra Svedberg, Professor

James Barlow, Visiting Professor

Carl Macrae, Visiting Professor

Per Nilsen, Visiting Professor

Julie Reed, Visiting Professor

Margit Neher, Assistant Professor

Katarina Aili, Senior Lecturer

Ing-Marie Carlsson, Senior Lecturer

Carina Göransson, Senior Lecturer

Jan Karlsson, Senior Lecturer

Ingrid Larsson, Senior Lecturer

Annelie Lindholm, Senior Lecturer

Lena Petersson, Senior Lecturer

Carl Savage, Visiting Senior Lecturer

Pia Johansson, Associate Senior Lecturer

Julia Malmborg Söderström, Associate Senior Lecturer

Daniel Tyskbo, Associate Senior Lecturer

Monica Nair, Postdoctoral Position

Hassan Auf, PhD Student

Maria Lönn, PhD Student

Emilie Steerling, PhD student

Britta Teleman, PhD student

School of Information Technology

Slawomir Nowaczyk, Professor

Mattias Ohlsson, Professor

Markus Lingman, Adjunct Professor

Torkel Strömsten, Visiting Professor

Stefan Byttner, Senior Lecturer

Kobra Etminani, Senior Lecturer

Susanne Lindberg, Senior Lecturer

Jens Lundström, Senior Lecturer

Pontus Wärnestål, Senior Lecturer

Dimitrios Gkouskos, Associate Senior Lecturer

Amira Soliman, Associate Senior Lecturer

Awais Ashfaq, Postdoctoral Position

Ece Calikus, Postdoctoral Position

Anna Zukowicka-Surma, Postdoctoral Position

Oliver Weberg, Lecturer

Arash Ghareh Baghi, Researcher

Ali Amirahmadi, PhD Student

Emmanuella Budu, PhD Student

Alexander Galozy, PhD Student

Omar Hamed, Research Engineer

Johannes Van Esch, Research Engineer

Ongoing projects

AI centered projects

Implementation projects

Innovation projects