CIMT is the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology. It is a research and innovation centre bridging Odense University Hospital (OUH) and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
CIMT strengthens and elevates the field of medical technologies through innovation, research, and assessments. Medical technologies include telemedicine, apps, VR, patient reported outcomes (PRO), video consultations, etc. CIMT also works strategically to create partnerships and collaborations with industry partners as well as strengthening digital skills and competences among hospital staff supported by a strong innovation culture within the hospital.
The process always starts with the patient and the patient’s needs.
CIMT unites hospital and university to ensure cooperation, coherence and knowledge sharing between researchers from the university and doctors, nurses and other health professionals in close contact with the patients.
Rikke Lyngholm Christensen is Programme Manager of CIMT.
Fields in CIMT
Centre for Innovative Medical Technology works in the following areas across hospital and university:
- Develop, test, evaluate and implement innovative technologies at OUH
- Organise and complete research projects on innovative technologies
- Ensure necessary documentation for decisions on investment in innovative medical technologies by use of Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
- Organise and manage international projects
- Represent OUH, SDU and the Region of Southern Denmark in relevant national and international networks, associations and activities
- Take part in the preparations for the new hospital in Odense
Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) is OUH Innovation and the unit for Health Technology Assessment at Odense University Hospital (OUH). From the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) CIMT is researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.
Furthermore, the clinical wards at OUH participate in all CIMT projects.
In the video, you can hear Head of Department Kasper Hallenborg from SDU explain why the collaboration is valuable.