I am a PhD candidate in Health informatics and I have a background in Medical Informatics. My academic background has provided me with unique knowledge about information science, computer science, and healthcare. It has also provided me with analytical skills in addressing problems regarding inadequate design of health information systems and insufficient use of information technology in healthcare and offered me a way of thinking about opportunities and challenges in healthcare.
In my research I mainly work with user centred design and evaluation and my main focus is to improve patient participation and teamwork in healthcare using information and communication technology. Beside my research work I really enjoy supervising of master students and teaching in informatics within our master programme in Health Informatics at Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics (LIME).
Currently, PhD student in Health Informatics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
2010, MSc in Medical Informatics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Patient participation and collaboration between patients, informal carers (family members or friends) and care professionals are increasing necessities as the number of chronically ill patients are growing significantly. Currently, there is limited support for collaboration in healthcare, and information and communication technology mostly focus on the work of one individual profession rather than supporting collaborative work including patients and informal caregivers. The aim of my research is therefore to explore how a health information system (in this context an electronic personalized plan) used by chronically ill patients (in this context stroke patients) should be designed to support the involvement of patients and informal caregivers and to improve the collaboration between different actors. An electronic personalized plan will be a care planning tool with focus on care and rehabilitation to improve patient participation and collaboration through a two-way information exchange between patients and care professionals and long-term reporting and monitoring of the individual’s health condition. Focus is on the non-acute, long-term phase of stroke, i.e. what happens after the stroke patient has been discharged to the home and needs to learn to cope with the effects of the stroke.