HI Conversations

Welcome to participate in Health Informatics Conversations – a seminar series arranged by the Health Informatics Centre.

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Health Informatics Conversations are inspiring discussions about current topics in health informatics, kicked off by an inspirational speaker who introduces the topic.

The Health Informatics Conversations are recurring the last Thursday every month at 12.00 via Zoom and last for one hour. This hour includes 20 minutes of presentation and leaves the rest of the time for discussions, all in English. 

If you are a PhD-student – this is a credit-bearing activity, as long as the topic is relevant for your research.

The seminar series is organized within the framework of an EU project called Health Data Sweden (HDS) . In the project, we support small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) by offering various services. These services do not cost anything,  however, your company needs to sign a certificate to take part in this service. "Health Data Sweden (HDS) is a one-stop shop for increasing digital transformation in health data for SMEs and the public sector, using key technologies".

This Spring we offer the following HI Conversations seminars

  • 14 March 2024, Rikard Lövström: "Health data guide: 7 steps from idea to result when you want to improve the health of individuals with the help of data"

The seven-step model of the health data guide is based on the basic steps that should be included in practical work with health data and is aimed primarily at you who are entrepreneurs or innovators. It gives you an overview of which issues and perspectives you must not miss, points out possible pitfalls and guides you to good discussions with responsible organizations and experts in the field. It is also hoped that researchers and strategists will also be able to benefit from the guide, especially from the in-depth parts, examples and future explorations. 

More information at Hälsodatavägledningen - Swelife guidar dig rätt (halsodata.se) 

 Rikard Lövström, Senior Health Data Expert, Karolinska University Hospital, is a doctor with many years of experience of working in national IT projects in the health care and main author of the health data guide. 

  •  25 April 2024, Magnus Boman: ”What can AI algorithms do for Precision Medicine?”  

One definition of precision medicine is “multimodal patient stratification and monitoring”. A strong point of AI is multimodal fusion: how to fuse signals from different modalities. Is this how the two should be pieced together or is there more to be said for how learning algorithms play into the future of medicine? 

Magnus Boman, professor in Intelligent Software Service and affiliated with Karolinska Institutet and the University College London.

  •  30 May 2024, Maria Undén Morein: "Navigating the CE Marking Pathway"

Insights into the regulatory framework, essential compliance strategies and practical tips for navigating the certification process effectively, ensuring health software meets EU safety requirements.

Maria Undén Morein is a physician, the co-founder, and CEO of Numa, a CE-marked digital health platform for new mothers. She led the project to obtain the CE marking and authored our Clinical Evaluation for Numa. 

  • 13 June 2024, Erik Sundvall: Please stop buying yesterday’s “all inclusive” Health IT-systems!
    (About procurement in healthcare settings.)

Swedish regions have bought “new” monolithic Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems to replace their even older monolithic EHR systems. Experiences indicate that such transition processes are painful. This short talk highlights some of the well-known root causes of integration problems and the common strategies available to handle them. Buying a monolithic EHR is just one of the strategies, and nowadays usually not the best strategy at the complexity level of a big Swedish healthcare region. The Spanish region Catalonia and many others (including in Scandinavia) are instead going for a more open platform approach using vendor-neutral standards like openEHR and FHIR and avoid monolithic EHR systems. Karolinska University Hospital has started using such a platform approach internally and hope to extend the usage to others.

 Erik Sundvall’s main job is at Karolinska University Hospital as Information Architect working mainly with the Health Data Platform, integrations and health informatics. Erik is also an affiliated researcher at HIC, LIME, Karolinska Institutet and Act. Lecturer in Medical Informatics at IMT, Linköping University.

Previous topics covered in the HI Conversations

  • Mapping patients’ online record access: What do patient records look like worldwide?

2023-12-14: Anna Kharko, post doc, Uppsala university

  • Psychometric Properties of the Daily Measurement of Stress in a Daily Diary Study of Swedish Healthcare Workers

2023-10-19: Jasmin Lukas, intern at the Health Informatics Centre, KI

  • "Live tissue training” and the concept of fidelity in trauma surgery simulation

27 April 2023: Cara Swain, LIME, KI

  • Genome-based clinical decision support

30 March 2023: Blanca Flores

  • Detection and disambiguation of medical abbreviations using word embedding in Machine Learning.

23 February 2023: 'Ismat Mohd Sulaiman (Ministry of Health Malaysia)

  • How to study dynamic processes: An example of daily recovery from work stress

24 November 2022: Aleksandra Sjöström Bujasz (HIC/BIT)

  • Exploring the relationship between user characteristics and the usability and acceptability of an eHealth system designed to reduce depressive symptoms

27 October 2022: Nuhamin Gebrewold (NASP)

  • Telemedicine consultations with physicians in Swedish primary care: a mixed methods study of users’ experiences and care patterns

29 September 2022: Felicia Gabrielsson-Järhult, Jönköping University

  • It’s a start, but not good enough – A failed implementation of mobile access to electronic health records in homecare: a qualitative study

16 June 2022: Lovisa Jäderlund Hagstedt, HIC, LIME; TioHundra AB

  • Send in the psychologists? A latent class analysis of support seeking behavior among healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

19 May 2022:  Sophia Appelbom, BIT, HIC, LIME

  • Patients reading their psychiatric health records online

 28 April 2022:  Annika Bärkås, Uppsala University

  • Mobile applications for self-management and motivation of people with diabetes

 31 Mars 2022:  Gunnar Hartvigsen, KI, HIC

  • To Use or Not to Use: App Engagement in mHealth Intervention

24 February 2022: Leo Kowalski, KI, HIC 

  • ’Think twice before you click’. How human vulnerabilities affecting the Cybersecurity and Privacy aspects within healthcare organizations.

27 January 2022: Sokratis Nifakos, KI, HIC

  • Is self-monitoring the solution to tackle higher costs for chronic patients?

16 December 2021: Reza Javid Gholam, PhD candidate, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Academy

  • Assessment of online information in Mental Health: the cases of websites for suicide prevention and apps for bipolar disorder self-management

25 November 2021: Stefano Bonacina, HIC, LIME. Co-presenters: Carlos Nalvarte, and Thuani Cardoso Duarte, Dr, M.Sc.

  • Co-designing for accessibility in eHealth services

28 October 2021: Marika Jonsson, PhD-student KTH

  • Social media in health research – insights of an online child nutrition peer education program.

30 September 2021: Maria Henström, PhD, KI

  • What is, and what is not, in the black box of interoperability? OR Why is it not working? 

17 June 2021: Anna Rossander, Göteborgs Universitet

  • Care professionals’ experience of using video consultations in Sweden.

27 May 2021: Nadia Davoody, HIC, LIME

  • What is Health Informatics?

29 April 2021: Professor Sabine Koch, head of Health Informatics Centre, LIME

  • Algorithmic classification of research publications in Pubmed – methods and application

25 March 2021: Peter Sjögårde, HIC, LIME

  • E-patients leading the way through innovations and early adoption of digital solutions

25 February 2021: Therese Scott Duncan, HIC, LIME