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Title Theme Health Innovation at Halmstad University  - research, education and collaboration for welfare technology
Author Ingela Skärsäter and Magdalena Barkström and Stefan Bergman and Patrik Dahlqvist Jönsson and Fawzi Halila and Anne-Christine Hertz and Jens Nygren and Anita Sant'Anna and Jeanette Sjöberg and Andreas Tylenius
Year 2015
PublicationType Conference Paper
HostPublication Abstracts: 19th International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) conference August 24-26, 2015 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden : Technology, Health Care and Person-centeredness: Beyond Utopia and Dystopia. Thinking the Future.
Conference 19th International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) Conference, August 24-­26 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
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Abstract In face of escalating health care costs, new technology holds great promise for innovative solutions and new more sustainable health care model. Welfare technology around a person allowing for greater autonomy and control in health issues and access to tailored information and personalized health behavior interventions. While this offers good opportunities for both public health impact, it also emphasizes the need for properly knowledge base and organizational structure to support a person- centred approach in the development of welfare technology in society. Halmstad University initiated in 2014 a thematic research and educational initiative that has been named Theme Health Innovation. The initiative includes research, education and interaction with the community, region and industry, which in collaboration can contribute with innovative and sustainable solutions to social challenges in the health field. The starting point for the work is action based on societal and individual needs and development of venues for collaboration between different actors and levels of organization. Theme Health Innovation aims to develop and affect people's ability to maintain and promote their health and prevent ill health. Health Innovations developed in encounters between different knowledge, skills and experiences, both within the university's research and education in collaboration with industry and the public sector. Health Innovations that are developed should be based on the needs from the people who will use the innovation, thus have an end user perspective. At the conference, the Theme Health Innovation will be presented including the organizational structure, research as well as training in higher education that support the welfare technical development.