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Halland is facing large health challenges. So is Sweden and the rest of the world. Health gaps are increasing, obesity, high blood pressure and mental illness is becoming more common. Healthcare is subject to antibiotics resistance and pandemics.
Since more people live longer – because of medical breakthroughs and better welfare – the need for qualified healthcare increases. The costs will increase substantially.
Thanks to technical development, large amounts of health data are generated daily – both within healthcare and by other actors. It is everything from information about individual persons’ treatments and health in directories and journals to information about health and lifestyle being gathered in apps and sensors.
Real World Data from the ecosystems of the world can be used for research, but also shines light on important matters like confidentiality, integrity, cyber security and rules and regulations.
To manage the challenges that healthcare faces, we need to focus on preventive methods. By using artificial intelligence (AI) we can use data and digital solutions to make intelligent decisions and diagnostics.
At the same time, healthcare needs to implement new ways of working, technology and treatments. And it needs to happen now.
Similar solutions can be used to increase the quality and efficiency in caretaking. By investing in professional development and new welfare technology, everyday life quality improves for both care recipients and care givers.
Health is a strong field in Halland. There are many strong actors and well-developed collaborations between the business sector, academia and different parts of the public sector. The productivity within healthcare is 10 percent higher than the average in the rest of Sweden.
At Halmstad University, qualified research is being conducted within for example applied AI and health innovation. Region Halland delivers well executed care and invests a great deal in areas like health, health technology and welfare.
Uppdaterat den 10 September 2020