In this session, we will present the Value for Health Collaborative Laboratory (VOH CoLAB). The aim is to disseminate our projects and research topics to researchers in NOVALINCS, in order to motivate synergies and collaborative work. We will start with a brief introduction to the topic of Value-Based Healthcare and then present the aims, team and activities of VOH CoLAB. We will end the session with time for Q&A.
Ana graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in Instituto Superior Técnico, and holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences(Neurosciences) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
She has experience in closely working in R&D activities with both companies and academia in the development of digital health-related systems and devices. From her solid engineering background, the PhD research studies in a faculty of medicine gave her important skills to enable her to apply innovative technology to further enhance the healthcare digital transformation and promote health and social-related quality of life. She prioritises collaborative and multidisciplinary networks, by validating tools and methods in real-world pilots/studies with the full engagement of practitioners, patients and, in a broader approach, citizens.
She lectured Assistive Technologies, Machine Learning and Programming courses, as invited professor in Universidade de Aveiro and Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal. Moved by her interest in assistive technologies, and their application to the context of neurodegenerative conditions, she developed research with international teams in the field of accessibility, HCI, assistive communication, speech and biosignals processing.
In 2018, she had co-leadership with NOVA University of Lisbon, in designing a collaborative laboratory that was approved and certified by the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology (FCT). She now is the executive and scientific director of the Value for Health CoLAB for developing interdisciplinary research in eHealth and Value-based healthcare, in close collaboration with NOVA, Fraunhofer Portugal, CUF and Vodafone Portugal.