Professor/district medical officer
Professor of general medicine with emphasis on medical informatics.
Pro-Dean of Higher Education. Head of the Division of Family Medicine at the Department for Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS).
Former Deputy Head of the Department NVS, and Head of the Centre for Family Medicine (Stockholm County Council).
Former guest professor at Stockholm University, and teaching sabbatical fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Director of Medical Education (program director) at KI, 2008-2013.
Clinical experience as a doctor for 27 years, within 9 different specialties, from 7 hospitals and more than 10 PHC centres in Stockholm.
Extensive experience in educational and faculty development.
Certified good leadership competence.
1974: High school qualification, Saltsjöbadens samskola.
1980: Degree in Medicine (M.D.), KI.
1983: Education in psychotherapy.
1989: Specialist in General Practice.
2000: Licentiate in Medicine (Med. Lic), KI.
2002: Doctor of Medical Science (Ph.D.), KI.
Active in research work in general medicine, medical informatics and pedagogy.
A bibliography of more than 75 scientific papers.
Research collaboration with 17 different professions.
Extensive pedagogic research including supervising of two pedagogic doctoral programmes.
External research grants as project leader; about 16 MSEK during the period 1999-2016. Numerous external grants as joint applicant; in total more than 24 MSEK during the period 2001-2016.
Principal supervisor of 4 and joint supervisor of 8 doctoral candidates in 9 different professions, 3 and 1 of whom, respectively, have completed a doctoral thesis.
Member of examination bodies 20 times.
Academic honors, awards and prizes
Visiting professor at Stockholm University 2009-2012.
Member of the Pedagogical Academy at KI since 2011.
Awarded the Pedagogic prize at KI in 2013.
Awarded a teaching sabbatical in Singapore for the period August-December 2014 by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
Big data in medical informatics: improving education through visual analytics
Studies in health technology and informatics 2014;205():1163-7
Clinical cues for detection of people with undiscovered depression in primary health care: a case-control study
Primary health care research & development 2014;15(3):324-30
District nurses' preventive home visits to 75-year-olds: an opportunity to identify factors related to unsafe medication management
Scandinavian journal of public health 2014;42(8):786-94
Exploring perceptions of the educational environment among undergraduate physiotherapy students
International journal of medical education 2014;5():135-46
Sickness certification at oncology clinics: perceived problems, support, need for education and reasons for certifying unnecessarily long sickness absences
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE 2014;23(1):89-97
Health care management of sickness certification tasks: results from two surveys to physicians
BMC research notes 2013;6():207-
[ICF is a good tool to describe activity limitations in sick leave. General practitioners and the Swedish Social Insurance Agency are positive, as shown by qualitative study]
Problems experienced by gynecologists/obstetricians in sickness certification consultations
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica 2013;92(9):1007-16
Quality of sickness certification in primary health care: a retrospective database study
BMC family practice 2013;14():48-
Sickness certification of patients--a work environment problem among physicians?
Occupational medicine (Oxford, England) 2013;63(1):23-9
Psychiatrists' work with sickness certification: frequency, experiences and severity of the certification tasks in a national survey in Sweden
BMC health services research 2012;12():362-
Characteristics of Finnish and Swedish intensive care nursing narratives: a comparative analysis to support the development of clinical language technologies
Journal of biomedical semantics 2011;2 Suppl 3():S1-
Frequency and severity of problems that general practitioners experience regarding sickness certification
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 2011;29(4):227-33
Health problems and disability in long-term sickness absence: ICF coding of medical certificates
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 2011;:860-
Medical education in Sweden
MEDICAL TEACHER 2011;33(10):798-803
Reasons for encounters, investigations, referrals, diagnoses and treatments in general practice in Sweden-a multicentre pilot study using electronic patient records
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 2011;17(2):87-94
Cultural competence among Swedish child health nurses after specific training: A randomized trial
NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES 2010;12(3):381-91
Enriching a primary health care version of ICD-10 using SNOMED CT mapping
Journal of biomedical semantics 2010;1(1):7-
Primary prevention of first-ever stroke in primary health care: a clinical practice study based on medical register data in sweden
Stroke research and treatment 2010;2010():-
Sickness-certification practice in different clinical settings; a survey of all physicians in a country
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 2010;:752-
The association between manager's support and a policy regarding sickness certification on one side and physicians' sickness certification practice on the other
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2010;:198-198
The usefulness of National guidelines for sickness certification
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2010;:229-229
Undetected depression in primary healthcare: Occurrence, severity and co-morbidity in a two-stage procedure of opportunistic screening
NORDIC JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY 2010;64(6):421-7
Views of diagnosis distribution in primary care in 2.5 million encounters in Stockholm: a comparison between ICD-10 and SNOMED CT
Informatics in primary care 2010;18(1):17-29
Visualization of disease distribution with SNOMED CT and ICD-10
Studies in health technology and informatics 2010;160(Pt 2):1100-3
Burden of morbidity in a patient perspective - the case of sick-leave certified patients in primary care
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 2009;:157-
Developing a standard for de-identifying electronic patient records written in Swedish: Precision, recall and F-measure in a manual and computerized annotation trial
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS 2009;78(12):e19-26
[New medical education programme at Karolinska Institute. The profession in focus and the research process as a pedagogical basis]
A guideline-based computerised decision support system (CDSS) to influence general practitioners management of chronic heart failure
Informatics in primary care 2008;16(1):29-39
Implementing a clinical decision-support system in practice: A qualitative analysis of influencing attitudes and characteristics among general practitioners
INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 2008;33(1):39-54
An educational intervention for district nurses: use of electronic records in leg ulcer management
Journal of wound care 2007;16(1):29-32
Mapping the categories of the Swedish primary health care version of ICD-10 to SNOMED CT concepts: Rule development and intercoder reliability in a mapping trial
BMC MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND DECISION MAKING 2007;:9-
The cost of monitoring warfarin in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation in primary care in Sweden
BMC FAMILY PRACTICE 2007;:6-
Using medical knowledge sources on handheld computers - A qualitative study among junior doctors
MEDICAL TEACHER 2007;29(6):611-8
Resource consumption and management associated with monitoring of warfarin treatment in primary health care in Sweden
BMC family practice 2006;7():67-
SNOMED CT in multidisciplinary clinical practice--evaluation of usefulness for classification and coding of care-planning procedures
Studies in health technology and informatics 2006;124():824-9
The importance of comorbidity in analysing patient costs in Swedish primary care
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 2006;:36-
Anticoagulant treatment of patients with chronic atrial fibrillation in primary health care in Sweden - a retrospective study of incidence and quality in a registered population
FAMILY PRACTICE 2004;21(6):612-6
Clinical effect of computer generated physician reminders in health screening in primary health care - a controlled clinical trial of preventive services among the elderly
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS 2004;73(9-10):695-703
Collection and retrieval of structured clinical data from electronic patient records in general practice - A first-phase study to create a health care database for research and quality assessment
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 2004;22(1):6-10
Data from electronic patient records are suitable for surveillance of antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections in primary health care
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 2004;36(2):139-43
Excessive use of rapid tests in respiratory tract infections in Swedish primary health care
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 2004;36(3):213-8
Occurrence and quality of anticoagulant treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation in primary health care in Sweden: a retrospective study on electronic patient records
BMC clinical pharmacology 2004;4():1-
Types of morbidity and categories of patients in a Swedish county - Applying the Johns Hopkins adjusted clinical groups system to encounter data in primary health care
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 2004;22(3):174-9
Anticoagulant treatment in primary health care in Sweden - prevalence, incidence and treatment diagnosis: a retrospective study on electronic patient records in a registered population
BMC family practice 2003;4():3-
Skin diseases caused by ultraviolet radiation: The cost of illness
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH CARE 2003;19(4):724-30
Textual content, health problems and diagnostic codes in electronic patient records in general practice
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 2003;21(1):33-6
Computerisation, coding, data retrieval and related attitudes among Swedish general practitioners - a survey of necessary conditions for a database of diseases and health problems
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS 2002;65(2):135-43
Management of heart failure in primary health care - A retrospective study on electronic patient records in a registered population
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 2002;20(3):161-5
Feedback on prescribing rate combined with problem-oriented pharmacotherapy education as a model to improve prescribing behaviour among general practitioners
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 2001;56(11):843-8
The connection between terms used in medical records and coding system: a study on Swedish primary health care data
MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND THE INTERNET IN MEDICINE 2001;26(2):87-99
Evaluation of three Swedish ICD-10 primary care versions: Reliability and ease of use in diagnostic coding
METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE 2000;39(4-5):325-31
Reliability in diagnostic coding: Evaluation of three Swedish ICD-10 primary care versions
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION 1999;:1128-1128
Semantic modeling of a traditional classification: results and implications
Studies in health technology and informatics 1998;52 Pt 1():613-7
Design and implementation of a World Wide Web accessible database for the Swedish ICD-10 primary care version using a concept system approach
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION 1997;:885-885