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Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care

Additional partners

Careum Stiftung

The Careum Foundation, founded in 1882 as a nursing school and hospital by the Red Cross Zurich-Fluntern, sees itself as an organization that promotes dialogue between those involved in the health care sector. Careum shows how trends in the health sector can be implemented in specific educational policy projects. The aim is to give relevant impulses and to show possible solutions, how the future world of health and especially education in the health care system can be actively shaped.

Centre for Evidence and Implementation

The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is a collaboration of research, policy and practice experts from Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The CEI aims to develop evidence-based methods and processes bringing scientific know-how into practice in order to achieve better outcomes. The CEI works in a number of areas such as health care and education.

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. It offers teaching, research, continuing education and other services that are both practice-oriented and science-based.

UZH Digital Society Initiative

The "UZH Digital Society Initiative" (DSI) is a scientific institution supported by all faculties of the University of Zurich (UZH) and open to all members of the UZH. It aims to promote independent scientific reflection and innovation on issues relating to the digital society, to prepare UZH students to help shape the digital society, to engage in a continuous discourse with the public and to support political decision-making.

The Loop Zurich

The LOOP Zurich is a medical center for translational research and precision medicine. It focuses on new approaches, better diagnostics, and novel therapies that will benefit patients and society as a whole. Our goal is to enhance personalized healthcare by efficiently transferring scientific knowledge into medical practice.

University of St. Gallen / School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is a teaching and research facility at the University of St. Gallen. Since autumn 2020, the focus of teaching has been on the Joint Medical Master - a pioneering human medical training that is offered together with the University of Zurich. The focus of the scientific work of the professorial chair for Management in Health Care, founded in 2020, lies in the analysis and development of instruments for measuring and controlling the effectiveness and efficiency of health care.

The University of St.Gallen and the University of Zurich are creating two chairs as part of the joint training of medical students - the Joint Medical Master. Tobias Kowatsch will be Professor for Digital Health Interventions and Janna Hastings Professor for Medical Knowledge and Decision Support. Harnessing the opportunities of digitalization in medicine is the focus for both bridge professorships..

Center for Clinical Nursing Science

The Implementation Science in Nursing research group works closely with the Center for Clinical Nursing Science (ZKPW) at the University Hospital Zurich. In collaboration with the Center for Clinical Nursing Science, the research group actively promotes the integration of implementation science in nursing. The ZKPW has established expertise in clinical implementation and health services research as well as in a variety of methodological approaches. The center aims to promote evidence-based patient- and family-centered care to achieve improved individual and family health outcomes.

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The Institute for Regenerative Medicine • IREM is advancing molecular life sciences into next generation bio-inspired therapies. It also offers teaching and training in BioEntrepreneurship to create an environment for the establishment of successful life sciences & health UZH startups.

BioEntrepreneurship & Innovation (BEI) program

From Scientist to BioEntrepreneur - Creation of a Marketable Product

IREM’s BioEntrepreneurship & Innovation (BEI) program offers hands-on training for life scientists to become successful BioEntrepreneurs in BioTech, MedTech or Pharma. In the BEI modules, they learn how to bring their ideas and research results to market, by getting insights into the essential techniques and know-how (IP, business plan, regulatory requirements, and funding, etc.) for setting up a spin-off company. The aspiring BioEntrepreneurs are trained by "Entrepreneurs and Experts in Residence", who share their learnings on how to avoid the classic pitfalls of founding a company.

The University of Zurich, as well as all other universities belonging to the League of European Research Universities (LERU), emphasizes the entrepreneurial importance at universities in its advice paper from 2019. In recent years, UZH and IREM launched various programs and collaborations which support researchers in translating important life science discoveries into a change in clinical practice, new medications, diagnostics, or devices.

Have a look at the BioMed Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Centre for Digital Health Interventions

The Centre for Digital Health Interventions (CDHI) is a joint initiative of the Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care within the Medical Faculty at the University of Zurich, the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich, the Future Health Technologies Program at the Singapore-ETH Centre, and the School of Medicine and Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. Researchers at the CDHI investigate how digital therapeutics can help prevent and manage chronic physical and mental health conditions. The CDHI aims to contribute to a clearer understanding of how non-communicable diseases can be prevented and better managed with the help of digital health applications and wearable devices.

Swiss Learning Health System
As a national platform in the field of health system and health services research, the Swiss Learning Health System (SLHS) aims to facilitate the flow of information between all stakeholders in the Swiss health care system in order to implement evidence-based interventions. The goal is to strengthen the health care system, improve the health of the population and combat rising health care costs.

German Speaking Implementation Association
The aim of the German Speaking Implementation Association is to increase the application of scientific approaches to the implementation of evidence-based interventions in German speaking countries. At the same time, it is a resource to connect interested persons from research and practice. Areas covered by the association include health care, education, and social work among others.

Fondation SANA

Fondation Sana is a non-profit foundation in the healthcare sector and Helsana's main shareholder. It actively promotes a well-developed and social healthcare system. It does this, among other things, with the aid fund for insured persons in need, the fund for health promotion, research and prevention, and by awarding the Prix Sana.

Fondation SANA supports the project "Implementation Science Beratung: Damit Forschung direkt der Bevölkerung nützt" Application GF 2022-0055