ENTER THE BETA.HEALTH ACADEMY — WHERE WE SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPLORE NEW WAYS TO INNOVATE IN HEALTHCARE.
The BETA.HEALTH Academy is our open platform for sharing knowledge about innovation, emerging technologies and new ways of translating scientific discoveries into practice. Soon you’ll find a variety of articles, thought pieces, guides, and links to courses to spark the innovative mind.
The Academy is led by the BETA.HEALTH team with a mission to develop the competencies necessary to drive clinical innovation and to promote and facilitate an innovation mindset, culture and leadership among clinical researchers. It aims to bridge the gap between a research-based focus and tangible healthcare innovations. The Academy believes that innovation should be recognised and accepted as a highly relevant skill in hospitals as a way to bring clinical research and new inventions to market, ultimately improving patient care and outcomes.
To support this mission, the Academy collaborates with leading subject-matter experts to provide hands-on training, learning and other opportunities for clinical researchers to develop competencies related to clinical innovation.
The Academy’s core activities consist of:
- Bootcamps and courses aimed at skills development
- Events and masterclasses aimed at promoting interest in clinical innovation
- Engaging the clinical innovation community through networking events and ambassadorship
The bootcamp is a two- day kickoff for the BETA.HEALTH accelerator program launching two times a year, and providing the projects with core innovation knowledge and a plan for their specific project acceleration.
The Academy’s hands-on courses are led by industry experts and partners. They’re designed to empower clinical researchers with the tools and competencies necessary to drive clinical innovation from inception though implementation.
In addition to these Academy-hosted training opportunities, the Academy is a resource for clinical researchers wanting to discover other relevant courses, masterclasses, and innovation training. In tandem, these training opportunities cover topics like business-case development, sustainable and green innovations, how to pitch a project, and regulatory demands.
The Clinical Innovation Community
The Academy is in the midst of developing a strong community characterised by an innovative culture and mindset. We’re creating a meeting place where innovative researchers can meet like-minded people, exchange knowledge and inspiration, share their experiences in overcoming barriers to innovation, and advance the conversation about what innovation means to the future of healthcare in Denmark – and beyond.
We also have more events in the pipeline! We’ll share information as soon as it's available.
16 May 2023 (15:30 – 16:30) – A Meetup by Rigshospital Innovation Center in Collaboration with BETA.HEALTH Academy
ChatGPT & LLM: The future of artificial intelligence in healthcare?
AI and chatbots are already part of the healthcare landscape – and they’re expected to become even more common in the future. How can we ensure that we use this technology in the most ethical and beneficial way? Join our host, Henning Langberg, Chief of Innovation at Rigshospitalet and other industry experts to discuss this and other important questions about the future of AI in patient care and research.
Experts contributing to the discussion:
- Peter Lunding Smith, Senior Technical Architect, Microsoft Technology Center
- Johannes Bjerva, Lektor; Institute for Datalogic, Aalborg University
- Michael Winther, Partner; Big Data & Advanced Analytics, Deloitte
This event will be held in Danish, and there will be time for networking afterwards.
Here's a sampling of past Academy-sponsored events.
1 March 2023 – Online Journal Club
Sarasvathy Effecuation Theory as Innovation Management
In this online journal club, we'll discuss Effectuation Theory in the context of how managers can develop and lead a clinic that handles complex issues by supporting entrepreneurial action. We'll also elaborate on the science behind effectual reasoning in the context of innovation management. The event will be held in Danish.
8 March & 12 April 2023 – Presented by CIMT & OUH in Aarhus
Academy Workshop: Evidence-Based Argumentation
Do you have a healthcare innovation project that’s in need of an evidence-based argument regarding the value of the technology in order to gain support from hospital decision-makers? We’ll show you how to identify, select and highlight your innovation’s most important value and selling points – and how to get crucial support from hospital managers. The workshop will be held in Danish.
29 March 2023 (12:30 - 16:30) – Aarhus, Incuba
Masterclass – Presented by BETA.HEALTH
Are you planning to apply for a BETA.HEALTH grant? Join this masterclass and get access to sparring from clinical innovation experts and your peers. 12 cases aiming at implementation within Regions North, Midt and South can gain direct feedback on their cases during this class. The class will be held in Danish.