The Swiss Learning Health System (SLHS) was initiated by overall 10 institutions of higher education at seven different universities and universities of applied sciences across Switzerland. Founding partners include institutes at the University of Lucerne, University of Zurich, Swiss TPH Basel, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, University of Neuchâtel, University of Lugano and University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.
The Department of Health Sciences and Medicine at the University of Lucerne promotes research and prepares scientists to work in the field of health and disability from a biopsychosocial perspective. The theoretical framework of the department is rooted in the concept of human functioning, as codified by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
The Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy is also the lead of the Swiss Learning Health System and hosts the SLHS Operational Unit.
The Center for Law and Health at the University of Lucerne has the purpose to connect and develop research and teaching in the field of medical and health law. In particular it aims at fostering scientific cooperation across disciplines and faculty boundaries, as well as educating and promoting young academics.
Since 2002 the Public and Health Care Management unit at the University of Lugano has been conducting basic and applied research, as well as providing for the teaching at graduate and post-graduate levels, with strong focus on public administration (State and Municipal), public enterprises, health care and local social services organisations.
The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) was established in 1997 and is a service department of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). The centre's objective is to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery – with a particular focus on low and middle income countries. SCIH is a leading provider of global health consulting and project implementation services. It leverages in-house, world class researchers in malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases and One Health, and combines state of the art knowledge with industry consulting standards. Additionally, the centre is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Technology Management and eHealth. As such, it provides policy guidance and contributes to capacity building in the fields of health informatics and appropriate health technologies.
The Winterthur Institute of Health Economics at Zurich University of Applied Sciences is a center of competence for economic and business administration issues in the field of health care. The activities of the institute are Health Technology Assessment (HTA), health economic evaluation, health service research, patient classification systems, health policy, strategy and process optimization, market analysis, and integrated care.
Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
The Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) has the objective of tackling the complex problems of today’s world more effectively, implementing a range of competences that vary in terms of subject area but that have historically displayed a natural tendency toward integration.The department also aims at executing its three mandates (first- and second-level university education, continuing education and research) in order to provide specific input to the interpretation of health, economic and social policy issues in Switzerland, focusing particularly on the challenges and needs of citizens, businesses, organisations and public institutions in the territory.
The Information Management Institute at the University of Neuchâtel is active in all aspects of information management, with emphasis on information representation and knowledge extraction. The different projects are built around the model for information representation called ontology, a key aspect of the semantic web.
The Institute of Physiotherapy at Zurich University of Applied Sciences has a performance mandate in the four areas of academic teaching at bachelor and master level, research and development as well as continuing education and services. It follows the premise of a “Research and Teaching University”.
The institute mainly focuses on physiotherapeutic diagnostics and treatment as well as on physiotherapy in the context of health care. Research priorities are physical activity, supply and implementation research, analysis in the movement laboratory, new technologies as well as research and educational research. The team consists of specialists in physiotherapy, movement science and sports science, psychology and social science, who have broad experience in practice and research at home and abroad.
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Das Institut für Hausarztmedizin an der Universität Zürich hat die Aufgabe, die Studierenden an der medizinischen Fakultät mit der Arbeit und den Aufgaben des Hausarztes, der Hausärztin vertraut zu machen. In der Forschung werden innovative Ansätze in Diagnostik und Therapie untersucht, die darauf abzielen, die Lebensquantität und Lebensqualität von Patienten in der Grundversorgung zu verbessern.
The Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion at the University of Lucerne is specifically dedicated to research, teaching, training and the provision of services in the field of the relationship between law and religion, at the level of national constitutional orders and the international system.