IHE is a pioneer health economic research centre in Sweden with 40 years experience. IHE has a strong academic profile with ties to Lund University and Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm. IHE is located in Lund Sweden since 1979, with an office in Stockholm. In addition to Swedish, IHE staff is fluent in several languages including English, French, German, Finnish and Spanish.
IHE has ongoing projects with over 50 clients around the globe, representing national authorities, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, branch organisations, and patient interest Groups. As an independent research institute, working multi-disciplinary with a broad array of public and private clients, IHE aims to contribute to sound decision-making in the health care setting by bridging the gap between the academic, commercial, and health care providers.
IHE specializes in applied policy analysis and health economic evaluation, using knowledge drawn from the cutting edge of international developments as well as independent in-house methods development. In addition to research, IHE also organises and teaches in various areas of health economic theory and practice on a commission basis. Since 2002, IHE also organizes a network of Swedish health economists with 200 members and annual meetings.
IHEs strength lies within applied research but there has always been strong links between IHE and the academia as IHE staff holds positions at Lund University & Karolinska Institutet and/or are engaged in doctoral dissertations. IHE promote academic excellence and frequently publish work in peer reviewed journals and our own report series, IHE Report.
We work within all disease areas but have special expertise in diabetes, cancer, dermatology, neurological diseases and rare diseases. We are familiar with the health economic aspects of all steps of a life science product's life cycle, we work with informing authorities decision making and have experience with productivity and optimisation issues in health care settings.
IHE has around 25 highly qualified, multidisciplinary specialists in health economics, medical science, and statistics. Out of these, ten hold PhD’s, two are PhD students, and half the staff have 10 years experience or more. This makes IHE one of the largest team of health economists in Sweden.
IHE participates regularly in scientific congresses and meetings. Active participation at such events keeps us in touch with the international frontline of research and helps us identify current debates and work in the area. It also enables us to continually develop our own competence.