I'm an associate professor at the Health Informatics Centre, KI. I am involved in several research projects (see links below), but I also spend a lot of my time teaching. I'm currently programme director for the Global Master Programme in Health informatics and course director for twp of the courses in the programme. In addition, I supervise both PhD students and master students in their thesis work.
PhD in Medical Informatics, 2003-2009
thesis defended in February 2009
Main supervisor: Professor Sabine Koch
Co-supervisor: Professor Björn-Erik Erlandsson
Title: Sharing is Caring – integrating health information systems to support patient-centered shared homecare
My research focuses on user centred development of patient centred information and communication systems to support collaboration within health- and social care as well as patient empowerment.
People with chronic health issues (including elderly) often have complex and interrelated problems compromising physical, psychological and social health, requiring collaboration between and integration of health and social care. However, health and social care professionals belong to different, geographically dispersed organisations; they rarely meet and have trouble coordinating their work, which increases the risk for fragmentation of care. In order to provide continuity and safety, it is important to provide both involved care providers and care receivers with an overview of the entire patient care process, i.e. to provide patient-centred rather than organisation-or provider-centred care.
Within the growing field of personal (or consumer) health informatics focus is on the needs of the patients themselves; providing tools that enable patients to be actively involved in the healthcare process and have access to and control their own health information as well as tools for their selfcare. Involvement of patients and their relatives is in need of improvement throughout health and social care.
Information and communication technology (ICT) has been suggested as possible solutions to improve cooperation, coordination and involvement of patients and family carers, yet, not many successful implementations are available. Many development projects are technology driven, focusing on the potentials of a new technology, rather than problem driven and thus not based on actual user needs in a specific context.
As a researcher, I address the area of patient-centred health informatics from two perspectives:
1. Using ICT to improve information sharing and collaboration between healthcare organisations, between different healthcare professions, and between healthcare providers and patients.
2. Using ICT to empower patients and relatives; exploring their need for e-services and providing access to personal health related information.
Collaborative interaction points in post-discharge stroke care
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE 2014;:e032-
Disturbing or facilitating?--on the Usability of Swedish eHealth Systems 2013
Studies in health technology and informatics 2014;205():221-5
My care pathways - creating open innovation in healthcare
Studies in health technology and informatics 2013;192():687-91
Modeling shared care plans using CONTsys and openEHR to support shared homecare of the elderly
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION 2011;18(1):66-9
A new approach for goal-oriented analysis of healthcare processes
Studies in health technology and informatics 2010;160(Pt 2):1251-5
Scenarios to capture work processes in shared homecare-From analysis to application
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS 2010;79(6):e126-34
Health informatics and the delivery of care to older people
Application of the multi-disciplinary thematic seminar method in two homecare cases - a comparative study
Studies in health technology and informatics 2008;136():597-602
From user needs to system specifications: Multi-disciplinary thematic seminars as a collaborative design method for development of health information systems
JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS 2008;41(4):557-69
Usability laboratory test of a novel mobile homecare application with experienced home help service staff
The open medical informatics journal 2008;2():117-28
Bridging the gap: a virtual health record for integrated home care
International journal of integrated care 2007;7():e26-
Heuristic evaluation performed by usability-educated clinicians: education and attitudes
Studies in health technology and informatics 2007;130():205-16
Using scenarios to capture work processes in shared home care
Studies in health technology and informatics 2007;130():233-9
A user-centred deployment process for ICT in health care teams--experiences from the OLD@HOME project
Studies in health technology and informatics 2006;124():167-72
Visualisation and interaction design solutions to address specific demands in shared home care
Studies in health technology and informatics 2006;124():71-6
Integration architecture of a mobile virtual health record for shared home care
Studies in health technology and informatics 2005;116():340-5
Integrated care plan and documentation on handheld devices in mobile home care
MOBILE HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION - MOBILEHCI 2004, PROCEEDINGS 2004;:496-500
Towards a virtual health record for mobile home care of elderly citizens
Studies in health technology and informatics 2004;107(Pt 2):960-3
User needs for development of context dependent devices in mobile home care
HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION WITH MOBILE DEVICES AND SERVICES 2003;:446-450