The Healthcare Performance Intelligence Training Network (HealthPros) aims to train a first generation of Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals that can make effective use of available healthcare performance data in countries to improve integrated service delivery, patient engagement, equality in access to healthcare, health outcomes, and reduce waste in healthcare.

The HealthPros fellows will obtain both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience at all levels of the healthcare performance intelligence pyramid, as depicted in the below figure. This pyramid is central to the overall structure of the Training Network (see also ‘Research’).

                                        Overview of the HealthPros Training Network structure

The specific objectives of HealthPros are to:

  1. Deploy an Immersion Community-based approach to PhD training that consists of an innovative programme of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and entrepreneurial PhD training. This approach secures interaction with key (multidisciplinary) stakeholders establishing a close link to the practice ensuring applicability of the results, and exposes Fellows in training to the myriad of career opportunities and give them the possibility to develop these opportunities during their training.
  2. Develop Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals who will possess transferable skills relevant to the current research environment such as data handling, and interaction with stakeholders that enable them to be effective agents of healthcare system performance strengthening.
  3. Develop new and evaluate existing tools and methods (such as performance frameworks, dashboards, logic models, advanced statistical methods and risk profiling) for measuring, interpreting and translating healthcare performance data into actionable healthcare performance knowledge and indicators and transfer them to healthcare governance mechanisms enabling performance based healthcare supporting the achievement of the Triple Aim (achieving a balance between improving the health of populations, delivering quality care for individuals, and containing costs).
  4. Gain understanding of factors affecting utilisation of healthcare performance intelligence by end-users.