The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an unprecedented volume, velocity and variety of COVID-19–related research worldwide. This research shares the common aim to support the current pandemic response and build preparedness for future public health crises. The timely development and uptake of performance intelligence to help govern our health care services and systems through the various phases of this pandemic is of critical importance. To support this effort, our HealthPros fellows, principal investigators and partners have joined forces on a number of ongoing research projects.
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HealthPros is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network for Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals, running from January 2018 – 2022. HealthPros trains 13 PhD candidates (HealthPros fellows) into 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.
HealthPros ("Performance Intelligence Professionals") is designed to train international analysts that will be able to systematically link health data and strategic planning decisions. Through a new discipline of "Performance Intelligence in Health", HealthPros is expanding the breadth of human resources that can be employed by research institutions, private companies and government institutions, to turn health information into actions aimed at continuously improving health systems and services.
The training network brings together leading academics in the field of data science and health care performance assessment and improvement, as well as a wider immersion community, including stakeholders such as health insurance companies, national and regional agencies, multi-national consulting and pharma companies.
The HealthPros Training Network provides an innovative 3-years programme of collaborative, multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial training to the PhD candidates. Through innovative research, HealthPros is developing tools and implement methods to streamline healthcare performance measurement, the development and application of performance-based governance mechanisms and effective use of Healthcare Performance Intelligence by different end-users, that match the different health care systems in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, UK, Italy, Hungary and Canada, and will support the transferability of the tools and methods to other countries.