Theme IV

Value Creation and Impact Assessment in MedTech Ecosystems

Theme IV researchers have excellent experience in linking value creation mechanisms with different institutional contexts, relevant to the FinMedTechNet consortium. The important strength of the consortium is the ability to analyze FinMedTechNet as a hybrid system with multiple ownership schemes, public-private mixes in funding and the possible incongruence of the objectives of scientific endeavors, business profitability logics and preserving public goods.

The research group has an extensive experience in health informatics standardization since 1994 with a contribution to global standards through CEN/TC251, ISO/TC215 and IEEE 11073. In addition, the group is represented in SFS and ISO standardization activities on Artificial Intelligence (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC42 Artificial Intelligence) and assessment of national digital health care environments via the Nordic eHealth Research Network, with a connection to OECD and WHO benchmarking work.

The research group members hold several positions of trust in national level boards in the healthcare sector and they participate extensively in national expert groups for e.g. various ministries, and are members of national expert groups in ethics, such as the Ethical Board of the Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI).

Moreover, the group has continuous cooperation with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) at the national level and close cooperation with CERN innovation network and ECIU education network, offering valuable connections to European research, education and innovation networks and opening wide collaboration channels for new MedTech innovations and novel multidisciplinary RDI partnerships.

Within theme IV, the research group members represent the total value chain from basic research to medical device development process and up to assessment of the health technology solutions in a clinical environment and as a part of wider health system. The international reach and impact of the research teams is further testified in research team members holding several senior editorial positions in leading academic journals in their respective fields.

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