Division of Health Informatics and Logistics
Research and education in the Department of Health Informatics and Logistics aims to create well-functioning and sustainable systems in health care and healthy living. Our research covers the full range from systems studies in health care to nursing, rehabilitation, physical activity and health.
By putting the citizen at the centre, we help prevent people from becoming patients and enable them to be at the centre of care. The unit aims to create functioning and sustainable systems that promote healthy development and meaningful lives.
Key research areas
Our research focuses on health, society and technology. Our studies often overlap with studies in social engineering, data-driven systems engineering, and medical and health engineering.
Our research methodology
The division has a unique profile of truly interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research methodology.
We understand systems as combinations of citizens, technology, organisations and rules. Our engineering systems approach combines information and communication technology, computer science, logistics and optimisation, sociological approaches and more in an integrated mix.
The joint methodological approach enables us to work with other specialists and with real-world health systems.
The four main sustainable development goals that the Division of Health Informatics and Logistics is working on in particular are
- good health and well-being,
- quality education,
- gender equality,
- reduced inequalites.