The Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture (the HEMA Institute) is a research group that concentrates on the production of health services and their development. We work as part of the BIT Research Centre of the Aalto University School of Science (formerly Helsinki University of Technology).
Since the group was established in 2004, our goal has been to produce practically relevant research and support the development of the health care sector by applying best practices and current research in industrial management to the field of health services. We currently employ 20 researchers (including two professors), whose backgrounds are mainly in Industrial Engineering and Management, Economics, and Architecture.
Key themes of our current research relate to service processes in health care, organizational change and service production systems spanning several organizations. In addition, we work with a wide network of research institutes inside our own university, nationally and internationally.