INAUGURATION. The Centre for Health Governance is a joint venture between the School of Business, Economics and Law and the Sahlgrenska Academy to create new knowledge and new solutions for the healthcare of the future. The centre has already received large grants, starting research projects and gathering interested parties for a series of seminars, and on 14 March the centre was formally inaugurated.
Per Cramér, Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law, and Agneta Holmäng, Dean of the Sahlgrenska Academy, conducted the inauguration by symbolically tying together two ribbons.
They both emphasized the need for collaboration across subject boundaries, but also between academia and healthcare, regions, municipalities, industryand civil society, in order to meet the major challenges within healthcare. The Centre for Health Governance (CHG) is right on time and unique with its different perspectives. The centre will facilitate the transition to the healthcare of the future.
During the afternoon, Ewa Wikström, Head of CHG, and Jahangir Khan, Vice Head of CHG, presented the centre and its operations. Six research fields that are particularly urgent, and where academia is at the forefront, has been identified: medical technologies, digitalisation and AI, funding models, standardised care processes, equal health, and health prevention and promotion in working life. Parts of the ongoing research was presented by participating researchers.
CHG started its operations in November 2021 with support from Carl Bennet and commitments from the University of Gothenburg and the School of Business, Economics and Law. Since then, it has received major research grants, including SEK 15 million from the Lundberg’s Research Foundation to study the socioeconomic value of medical technology. It also participates in a Horizon Europe project where, together with 18 partners in eight countries, the researchers will study preventive primary care with a focus on governance, reimbursement models and collaborations between actors.
The goal is for CHG to generate knowledge that is directly applicable within the healthcare sector, and the centre’s External Advisory Board is important. The board includes members from, among others, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, the Västra Götaland region, the Gothenburg region, Prioriteringscentrum, Getinge AB and RISE, several of whom participated during the inauguration.
BY: SCHOOL OF BUSINESS; ECONOMICS AND LAW
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