What changes should we focus on?

Center for Innovation health analysts are developing new decision support systems to channel healthcare resources where they do the most good. She determines what changes are most beneficial – both for health and the economy.

What is the best overall solution for a particular patient group? When is it beneficial to transfer knowledge from one care provider to another? And how many hospital beds become available in the emergency room?

Center for Innovation health analyst Johanna Brinne Roos is developing tools to better monitor and compare the impact of various changes. She is also investigating how we can more accurately predict future events – even for individual patients.

For example, is it possible to predict when a particular patient might seek treatment again?

So it would appear – using methods that otherwise show how connections between different molecular states affect the outcome in a chemical reaction.

Unique for each patient

All events that the healthcare system has registered for a patient will be linked together to create a pattern that is unique for each individual. This pattern not only allows us to see how various events have culminated in the current situation; It may also be possible to predict probable events in the future – at the individual level. This requires large amounts of data to be available; in other words, numerous encounters with the healthcare system.

Finding previously unseen connections

Johanna Brinne Roos is developing tools to better monitor and compare the impact of various changes

New analytical tools enable us to discover previously unknown connections between various diseases and other conditions for which the patient sought care, such as abuse. Other completely different factors may also enter into the calculations – such as stress among personnel, experience and knowledge, the day of the week on which the patient is discharged and the month in which the patient is admitted. This yields completely new knowledge about which interventions are most useful and when they should be initiated.


Spotlights health economics using methods derived from chemical physics

Johanna Brinne Roos is a health analyst at the Center for Innovation. She has a PhD in chemical physics, for which she created models for calculating cross-sections for chemical reactions and subsequently worked with health economic modeling. She has now combined these methods to enable measurement of the value of innovations in healthcare.

News: New tools to predict events and act based on analysis of large quantities of health data.

Exciting possibility: Is it possible to predict probable future events for individual patients who have frequently interacted with the healthcare system? Preliminary results seem to suggest this.

Developing new tools

The Center for Innovation is developing tools to predict and measure the value of innovations – improved quality of life for patients and better economics for care providers.