Since 2008, I am the Director of HIC and the first professor in health informatics at Karolinska Institutet.
I hold both a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in medical informatics from the University of Heidelberg. I got into the field of medical informatics in 1988 which I five years later combined with human-computer interaction and I enjoy working in this cross-disciplinary field since then. My early research was in dental informatics, especially dental imaging and IT supported integrated care concepts for dental offices. I explored these concepts further and applied them for collaborative work using mobile tools for homecare of the aging population.
I have a broad interest in health informatics including models for cooperative care, human factors/ usability, evaluation of information systems, consumer informatics as well as evidence-based decision support and information visualization for enhanced decision making. I strive for combining structure with flexibility and technology design with health care and consumer needs aiming to build the theoretical basis needed to fully understand the socio-technical environment in order to be able to enhance health service delivery.
To drive our field forward, I am engaged in a number of activities both locally in Sweden and around the world, currently acting as:
- President of the Swedish Federation for Medical Informatics (SFMI)
- Incoming treasurer of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
- Swedish representative in the General Assembly of IMIA
- Co-chair of the IMIA WG on Smart Homes and Ambient Assisted Living
Modeling shared care plans using CONTsys and openEHR to support shared home care of elderly.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jan 1;18(1):66-9
Healthy ageing supported by technology - a cross-disciplinary research challenge.
Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep-Dec; 35(3-4):81-91
Scenarios to Capture Work Processes in Shared Home Care - from Analysis to Application.
Int J Med Inform 2010, 79(6): e126-e134
Health informatics and the delivery of care to older people.
Maturitas 2009; 63(3):195-199
On health-enabling and ambient-assistive technologies: What has been achieved and where do we have to go?
Methods Inf Med 2009; 48(1):29-37
Organisational effects of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in elderly homecare - a case study
Health Informatics Journal 2008; 14(3): 195-209
From user needs to system specifications: multi-disciplinary thematic seminars as a collaborative design method for development of health information systems.
J Biomed Inform 2008; 41(4):557-69
Bridging the Gap - a Virtual Health Record for Integrated Home Care
International Journal of Integrated Care Vol. 7, 27 June 2007, ISSN 1568-4156, www.ijic.org
An object-oriented model for structured representation of medical knowledge.
International Journal of Computerized Dentistry 2006; 9: 237-252
Home Telehealth - Current status and future challenges.
Int J Med Inform (2006) 75 (8), 565-576
Designing clinically useful systems - Examples from Medicine and Dentistry
Adv Dent Res 2003; 17:65-68
Controlled Diagnosis-Oriented Enhancement of Automatically Segmented Radiographs in Dentistry
Comput. Meth. Programs Biomed. 57 (1998) 125-131
IT-based evaluation and automatic improvement of the quality of intraoral radiographs
Comput. Meth. Programs Biomed. 46 (1995) 41-50