Kristian Kidholm is Professor of Innovation at Odense University Hospital (OUH) and one of Scandinavia’s leading experts on evaluating the value of health technology.
Professor Kidholm is Head of Research at CIMT and in charge of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) at OUH. HTA provides the hospital management with a research-based foundation for deciding whether a new form of treatment or technology should be made part of OUH’s service for patients.
“Odense University Hospital is a leading hospital when it comes to digital health technology such as patients apps, video consultations and home monitoring. My aim is that we use interdisciplinary research to ensure that our treatment options become even better by the use of new digital technologies and that we choose the technologies which make a difference and benefit the patients.”
ASSESSMENTS AND MAST
Kristian Kidholm has developed the MAST (Model for Assessment of Telemedicine), which is used as a framework to evaluate the value of telemedicine. Today, the model is the most widespread evaluation model for telemedicine in Europe, and the MAST model is recommended by the European Commission to ensure comprehensive and research-based assessment of telemedicine in the health sector. Kristian travels around the world to present the model and to instruct in the use of it.
NETWORK AND DEBATE
Kristian Kidholm has contributed to several books on HTA and hospital management, and he regularly contributes to the debate in Danish media on the health sector of the future.
He teaches digital health technology and health technology assessment at the programme for medical studies and various other programmes at the University of Southern Denmark.
Professor Kidholm is part of the network Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN) together with researchers from UC Berkeley and UC Davis in California, USA and the University of Aalborg in Denmark. As part of TTRN, Kidholm has contributed to a line of PhD courses – the most recent in August 2019 at CIMT. And in 2020, he will hold a course on hospital-based health technology assessment at the Health Technology Assessment internationals (HTAi’s) world conference in Beijing, China.
Professor Kidholm supervises PhD students both in Denmark and abroad.
- Mohammad Naghavi-Behzad: Response Monitoring of Metastatic Breast Cancer in Different Molecular Subtypes: A Retrospective Study of Prognostic Value and Costs for FDG-PET/CT Compared to CE-CT
Nuklearmedicinsk Afdeling, Odense Universitetshospital, OUH (second supervisor)
- Linn Nathalie Støme: Estimating utility applying behavioural data in early health technology assessment
Centre for Connected Care (C3), Oslo Universitetssykehus (second supervisor)
- Kathrine Rayce:Physical training via telemedicine for COPD patients in an everyday perspective – a cross-sector study (second supervisor)
- Iben Fasterholdt: Early realistic assessment of innovative medical technologies in hospitals (EARTH) (second supervisor)
- Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig: Validity of studies of innovative medical technologies: Selected elements of external validity (second supervisor)