Evaluating Differently puts a focus on a broad and sustainable approach to health, one which considers not only disease and care expenses but also welfare, quality of life, satisfaction of care professionals, and the effects of these on reducing discrepancies in health outcomes. It also applies a number of research methodologies from various other disciplines, such as data science, as well as qualitative and short-cycle research methods. Examples of initiatives that have emerged from this theme include:
the increasing digitalisation of systems such as healthcare registration systems has made vast quantities of data available, and with techniques such as machine learning and effect assessment of interventions, this data can be used to identify risk groups with the goal of directing, replacing, and preventing healthcare interventions.
- Protocol Los
this is a study of the implementation process of self-management interventions for type-2 diabetes in general practices based on combining qualitative research with routine data.
- Measuring Healthily
this project is developing and validating a measurement instrument for the purposes of evaluating and monitoring from broader perspectives on health (such as Positive Health).