PREVIVE - health and welfare technology: Policy, Reimbursement, Evidence, Implementation, Value and Effectiveness in health and welfare technologies



Sarah Wamala Andersson




To ensure better health, well-being and sustainability in society through effective use of evidence-based health and welfare technology.


To provide timely and robust evidence that advances knowledge and optimization of health and welfare technology interventions with a multi-sectorial perspective involving end-users, providers, decision makers, technology developers, public agencies and academia.

Main goal

To conduct research in health and welfare technology interventions that creates a substantial impact for end-users and society in a sustainable and equitable way.

We define health and welfare technology as; “a technology-based intervention that aims at maintaining or promoting health3, wellbeing, quality of life and/or increasing efficiency in the service delivery system of welfare, social and health care services4, while improving working conditions of the staff.”Such interventions include tools, services and ways of working.

The group’s research includes four main tasks in the field of HWT:

  • To generate timely and robust evidence for the effectiveness of HWT interventions in the real world
  • To develop relevant research methods to address value of HWT for different stakeholders in society
  • To co-create and co-produce tools and knowledge together with relevant stake holders to support implementation and evaluation of HWT interventions in a scientifically reliable and sustainable manner
  • To contribute to building research capacity in health and welfare technology at local, national and international levels

The group conducts research in several forms, including intervention studies, implementation studies, systematic compilation and evaluation of existing knowledge, economic and policy analysis, as well as organisational research. The group’s work encompasses both international and local research needs, in close co-operation with end-users, technical developers, public health- and welfare organizations, agencies and international organizations, as well as research groups in other scientific fields.


HWT Research webinars

Research capacity building in health and welfare technology – International HWT Research webinars.

We host and conduct monthly international research webinars in HWT. The aim is to increase research capacity in health and welfare technology and enhance research collaborations get inspired by the international research. For every finalized webinar we publish a paper on the topic and invite speakers to contribute as co-authors.

Read more about HWT Research webinars

Research team

The research team is expected to grow organically, with an initial core group that includes:

Other researchers /scholars who share our vision, intention, and values, are warmly invited to join our research group. We also welcome collaborations with other research groups.

Ongoing research projects

Projektets övergripande syfte är att använda digital mikroinlärning som intervention för att minska risker för arbetsskador och sjukfrånvaro för vårdsmottagare.

Project manager at MDH: Osman Aytar

Main financing: FORTE

The main purpose of this project is to use digital microlearning as an intervention to reduce the risk of work-related injuries and illness in elderly care and improve outcomes for care receivers.

Project manager at MDH: Sarah Wamala Andersson

Main financing: FORTE

The project's purpose is to establish more reliable and useful evidence-based grounds for different stakeholders prior to decisions about implementation of the most common health- and welfare technology interventions.

Project manager at MDH: Sarah Wamala Andersson

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