SOLIID is a research group with two main nodes, Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University. SOLIID works with action oriented organizational research within health and social services, with a focus on sustainability in organizational learning, innovation, improvement and development.
SOLIID was initiated in 2009 to fulfill the goal of the Vinnvård research program: to develop research platforms for collaborative research in the broad area of organization, management, innovation, improvement and implementation research in the health and social services sector.
SOLIID focuses on research that will shed light on how to build organizational structures and processes that enhances sustainable learning, innovation, development and improvement in complex organizational systems. This multi-disciplinary area of interest involves both health and social services and the main part of the research projects are based on action oriented and mixed methods approaches.
Research builds on several areas such as Organizational behavior, Organizational Development, Organizational Learning, Strategic and Change management, Dissemination and Implementation research, Quality Improvement, Organizational creativity and innovation, Knowledge management, and Work and Organizational psychology. The members of the research network have different backgrounds medicine, nursing, psychology, management, economy, public health, sociology, work science and engineering.
Themes and ongoing projects
Research within the SOLIID-research network is currently focusing on eight slightly overlapping themes. Additional applications for research funds are continuing in order to develop the research within the themes. More detailed information on specific projects and publications can be found under SOLIID Project info and SOLIID Publications below.
- Building Structures for Sustainable Organizational Learning and Quality Improvement
- Enhancing Health promotion and Preventive approaches
- Innovative Service Development in Health and Social Care
- Change Facilitating Agencies
- Implementing Support for Families and Children
- Strategies of Large Change Programs
- Improving Life for the Frail Older People
- Improving Patient Safety
Collaborative research on large national change initiatives
Research group members
Research group leader
- Monica Nyström, Research group leader/Research network coordinator, PhD Work and Organizational Psychology, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet 90%/Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University 10%
- Monica Andersson Bäck, PhD Work science, Department of Social work, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Kristina Edvardsson, PhD Public Health, La Trobe University, Judith Lumley Centre, Australia
- Eva Eurenius, PhD, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University and R&D unit Västerbotten County Council
- Rickard Garvare, Professor, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology
- Emma Granström, PhD student, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet
- Johan Hansson, PhD, Folkhälsomyndigheten
- Elisabet Höög, PhD, MSc in Work and Organizational psychology, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet 50% and Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University 50%
- Anneli Ivarsson, MD, PhD Paediatrics, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences and Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
- Helene Johansson, PhD in Public Health, Post Doc, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
- Therese Kardakis, PhD, MSc in Public Health and in Business Administration, affiliated to Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet
- Helena Strehlenert, PhD, MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet (& Procome)
- Linda Sundberg, PhD, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University. Affiliated to Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet
- Darcey Terris, (DT) PhD, Evaluation Lead and Quality Improvement Specialist, Institute for Behavioral Research, Centre for Family Research, University of Georgia, USA and Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine (MIPH), Heidelberg University,Germany.
- Lars Weinehall, Professor, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
- Anna Westerlund, (AW) Research assistant, MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
- Karin Zingmark (KZ) Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology (NY)
Affiliated researchers in projects and programs
- André Baumgart, (AB) PhD, Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine (MIPH), Heidelberg University, Germany and Lucerne Canton hospital, Lucerne, Switzerland
- Claire Brown, (CB) PhD, Sociology, Brisbane, Australia Affiliated to Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet
- Charlotta Grunewald, (CG) MD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dep. of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet; Manager of the Delivery unit, Karolinska university hospital
- Henna Hasson, (HH) PhD, Social medicine, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet and The Swedish Institute for Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
- Ulf Högberg, (UH) MD, Professor, Department of Women, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Uppsala university
- Ann Scheck McAlearney, (ASM), Professor and Vice Chair for Research, ScD in Health Policy and Management, Dep. of Family Medicine, Ohio State University’s College of Medicine
- Kerstin Möller, (KM) PhD, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University
- Peter Spurgeon, (PS) Professor, PhD in Occupational psychology, Professor of Health Service Management, Director, International Inst. for Clinical Leadership, University of Warwick. Adjunct Professor, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
- Lena Talman, (LT) MSc, PhD student, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (HVV), Mälardalen University, Sweden
Tolf, S., Nyström, M.E., Tishelman, C., Brommels, M., Hansson, J. (2015). Agile, a guiding principle for health care improvement? International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol 28, Issue 5 pp 468-493.
Westerlund, A., Garvare, R., Höög, E. Nyström, M.E. (2015). Facilitating system-wide organizational change in healthcare. International Journal of Quality and Service Science, Vol 7, Issue 1, pp 72-89.
Nyström, M.E., Hansson, J., Garvare, R., Andersson Bäck, M. (2015). Locally based Research and Development units as knowledge brokers and change facilitators in health and social care of older people in Sweden. Evidence & Policy, Vol 11, Issue 1, pp 57-80.
Richter-Sundberg, L. Kardakis, T., Garvare, R., Weinehall, L., Nyström, M.E. (2015). Addressing implementation challenges when developing evidence based guidelines for health promotion – A case study of the Swedish national guidelines for disease prevention. BMC Health Services Research, 2015, 15:19. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-014-0672-4
Nyström, M.E., Strehlenert, H., Hansson, J., Hasson, H. (2014). Strategies to facilitate implementation and sustainability of large system transformations: A case study of a national program for improving the quality of care for the elderly people. BMC Health Services Research, 14 (1):401. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-401.
Nyström, M.E., Hansson, J., Garvare, R., Andersson Bäck, M. (2014). Locally based Research and Development units as knowledge brokers and change facilitators in health and social care of older people in Sweden. Evidence & Policy, Vol 10 (In press).
Richter-Sundberg, L. Nyström, M.E., Krakau, I., Sandahl, C. (2014). Improving treatment of depression in primary health care: A case study of obstacles to perform a clinical trial designed to implement practice guidelines. Primary Health Care Research & Development, Vol 15, available on CJO2014. doi:10.1017/S1463423614000243
Nyström, M.E., Garvare, R., Westerlund, A., Weinehall, L. (2014). Concurrent Implementation of Quality Improvement Programs in Healthcare – Coordination or Conflict? International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol 27, Issue 3, pp. 190-208.
McAlearney, A.S, Terris, D.D., Hardacre, J., Spurgeon, P., Brown, C., Baumgart, A., Nyström, M.E. (2014). Organizational Coherence in Healthcare Organizations: Conceptual Guidance to Facilitate Quality Improvement and Organizational Change. Quality Management in Health Care, October/December 2014 - Volume 23 - Issue 4 - p 254–267doi: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000044
Kardakis, T., Weinehall L., Jerdén, L., Nyström M.E., Johansson H. (2014). Lifestyle interventions in primary health care: Professional and organisational challenges. European Journal of Public Health, Feb, 24(1):79-84. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckt052. Epub 2013 May 30.
Kardakis, T., Tomson, G., Brommels, M., Hansson, J. (2014). A balanced budget with side effects – a case study of implementation of a hospital cost savings program in Sweden. International Journal of Public Administration, 37(11), 781-790.
Weinehall L, Johansson H, Sorensen J, Jerdén L, May J, Jenkins P. (2014). Counseling on lifestyle habits in the United States and Sweden: a report comparing primary care health professionals' perspectives on lifestyle counseling in terms of scope, importance and competence. BMC Fam Pract. 2014 May 3;15:83. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-15-83.
Edvardsson, D., Varrailhon, P., Edvardsson, K. (2014). Promoting person-centeredness in long-term care: an exploratory study. Journal of gerontological nursing, 40(4), 46-53.
Healthcare system intervention for prevention of birth injuries - process evaluation of self-assessment, peer review, feedback and agreement for change.
BMC Health Serv Res 2012 Aug;12():274
Perceived organizational problems in health care: a pilot test of the structured problem and success inventory.
Qual Manag Health Care ;21(2):93-103
The impact of a computer assisted learning programme on the ability to interpret cardiotochography. A before and after study.
Sex Reprod Healthc 2012 Mar;3(1):37-41
Giving offspring a healthy start: parents' experiences of health promotion and lifestyle change during pregnancy and early parenthood.
BMC Public Health 2011 Dec;11():936
Sustainable practice change: professionals' experiences with a multisectoral child health promotion programme in Sweden.
BMC Health Serv Res 2011 Mar;11():61
Characteristics of health care organizations associated with learning and development: lessons from a pilot study.
Qual Manag Health Care ;18(4):285-94
The Vinnvård program - a consortium of funders: Vårdalstiftelsen, Vinnova, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs; Vårdalstiftelsen; Vinnova; Patient Insurance LÖF; Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR); SFO-V - Strategic Research Programme in Care Sciences at Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University funded by the Swedish Research Council; Swedish National Institute of Public Health; FAS-centre for Global Health at Umeå University, The Swedish foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), Västerbottens County Council (VLL), Luzerner Kantonsspital, Switzerland.