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Future Healthcare

Our focus is on the interplay between technology, organization and people and how we can improve this interplay to increase sustainability in healthcare work and healthcare in general.

Our studies are carried out in close collaboration with healthcare practitioners, which often is a source of inspiration for  the issues we choose to investigate. Many of our projects deal with change and improvement processes and the effects they have on how people work and on the work environment. The changes can include digitalization and/or new ways of managing, organizing and performing the work.

We work in flexible research groups where we combine different areas of knowledge. This enables us to understand and analyze complex environments and processes, and to propose various kinds of improvements. We also have access to several labs – the Virtual Reality Lab, the Usability Lab and the Full-Scale Lab. Here we can test and develop different solutions together with practitioners.

We coordinate eHealth@LU, a cooperative initiative, and are members of the Metalund Centre.

Research focus in the area of Future Healthcare:

  • Digitalization, eHealth
  • Work environment
  • Organization and processes
  • Patient safety

The research in Future Healthcare is linked to UN Global Goals: 3 – Good Health and Well-being, 5 – Gender Quality, 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 10 – Reduced Inequalities, 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities and 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Read more about the research projects in the LUCRIS database.

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Global Goals at Design Sciences, LTH

At Design Sciences, we start out from the UN’s Global Goals to create sustainable living conditions for everyone. For us, it’s about designing technologies and environments for the good of all people based on these sustainability goals.

More about how we work with the Global Goals at Design Sciences


Digitalization, eHealth
Gudbjörg Erlingsdóttir, Senior Lecturer

Work Environment
Johanna Persson, Associate Senior Lecturer

Organization and Processes
Christofer Rydenfält, Associate Senior Lecturer

Patient safety
Åsa Ek, Senior Lecturer