Scientist: Ira Haavisto

Ira HaavistoD.Sc. (Econ.) Ira Haavisto has an academic background in humanitarian supply chain management. She is a former director of the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute) at Hanken School of Economics and has worked in international research projects within humanitarian supply chain management and healthcare for the last 10 years, the last three years at Nordic Healthcare Group as a senior research manager. She has several peer-reviewed publications on performance management and innovations in non-profit organisations.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Ira Haavisto about the EU Project HERoS

Interview with Ira Haavisto, Senior Research Manager at the Nordic Healthcare Group Finland, responsible for the public healthcare system analysis work package of the EU-funded Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems project. Why was intensive care unit occupancy an interesting research topic for the Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems project (HERoS)? We performed a ...

Medical and healthcare nurses and doctors working to together fighting pandemic of corona virus disease, standing around with hands on top each other forming strong bond, motivation and coordination

HERoS: How can we improve our response to health emergencies?

A European research consortium was set up to learn from the present COVID-19 pandemic and to provide decision-makers with the necessary information and tools to more efficiently and effectively respond to future disease outbreaks. Some outcomes of this collaboration include a tool to optimise cross-border intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy in hospitals and a fact-checking observatory to combat misinformation.