The department’s international, multidisciplinary research produces new information on the issues of management, organisation, economics, and information management in health and social care. using innovative approaches and methods. The research carried out at the department is linked to two of the university’s multidisciplinary emerging research areas: Effectiveness in Health Care and Social Services and Learning in Digitised Society.
The research group of Health and Social Management addresses the integration, management and organisation of health and social services in work communities, organisations, and society. The research group of Health and Human Services Informatics focuses on the organisation and steering of information management, the use of information and communication technology, knowledge management, and data models and structures. The research group of Health Economics analyses and evaluates the overall operations and functionality of the health and social services system from the viewpoint of economic science. All the research groups prioritise effectiveness and social impact in their research.