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 SOLIID is currently focusing on several 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 improvement
- Enhancing health promotion and preventive approaches
- Innovative service development in health and social services
- Change Facilitating Agencies
- Health and social care staff’s work situation in relation to competence supply and quality improvement
- Strategies for Large System Transformations (LST)
- Improving life for the frail older people
- The role of follow-ups and measurements in learning and development processes
- LST-STRATEGY – Strategies for large system transformations in a decentralized healthcare system
- Developing the developers of the future!
- New forms for supporting innovative development in large and complex health care organizations
- Increased capacity for innovative development in primary care: development of support concepts
- Using national quality registries to improve care of older people - Local improvement approaches in special housing units and their effects on staff’s work and the quality of care
- Learning Networks – From islands of development to holistic approaches
- Organizational Culture and Quality Improvement research OCQI-network
- Future welfare services - New ways for innovative development of health and social services
- National guidelines for Health promotion – the challenging journey from evidence to clinical practice
- Towards sustainability in innovations and organizational learning in health care
Collaborative research on large national change initiatives
- The national initiative on delivery care and women’s health
- Tracking the National initiative to develop the structure of national quality registers
- Better life for the ill elderly people
- Safe delivery
Research group members
Research group leader
- Monica Nyström, Research group leader/Research network coordinator, PhD Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, MMC/SOLIID, Karolinska Institutet, 90% and Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University (UmU) 10%
- Monica Andersson Bäck, PhD Work science, Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenburg University
- Kristina Edvardsson, PhD Public Health, La Trobe University, Judith Lumley Centre, Australia
- Eva Eurenius, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, UmU and R&D unit Region Västerbotten
- Rickard Garvare, Professor, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology
- Emma Granström, PhD student, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, MMC/SOLIID, Karolinska Institutet
- Johan Hansson, PhD, Work science, Folkhälsomyndigheten
- Elisabet Höög, PhD, MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, MMC/SOLIID, Karolinska Institutet and Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University (UmU)
- Anneli Ivarsson, MD, Professor Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå Univerisity (UmU) and R&D unit Region Västerbotten
- Helene Johansson, PhD Public Health, Dep. of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University (UmU)
- Therese Kardakis, PhD, MSc Public Health and Business Administration, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, MMC/SOLIID, Karolinska Institutet
- Helena Strehlenert, PhD, MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology, Post Doc Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, MMC/SOLIID, Karolinska Institutet
- Linda Sundberg, PhD, Dep. of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå Universitu (UmU)
- Darcey Terris, 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
- Sara Tolf, PhD, MSc in Sociology, Post Doc Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, MMC/SOLIID, Karolinska Institutet
- Lars Weinehall, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå Univeristy (UmU)
- Anna Westerlund, PhD, MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology, Dep. of Epidemiology and Global Health, Ume´Univerisity (UmU)
- Karin Zingmark Professor, Dep. of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology
Other research collaborators
- André Baumgart, PhD, Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine (MIPH), Heidelberg University, Germany and Lucerne Canton hospital, Lucerne, Switzerland
- Anders Edström, Director of the Development unit, Region Västerbotten
- Charlotta Grunewald, MD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dep. of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet; Manager of the Delivery unit, Karolinska university hospital
- Ulf Högberg, MD, Professor, Department of Women, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Uppsala university
- Lisbet Löpare, Director of the Development unit, Region Norrbotten
- Ann Charlott Norman, PhD, Director of Quality Development, Region Uppsala
- Ann Scheck McAlearney, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, ScD in Health Policy and Management, Dep. of Family Medicine, Ohio State University’s College of Medicine
- Peter Spurgeon, Professor, PhD in Occupational psychology, Professor of HealthService Management, Director, International Inst. for Clinical Leadership, University ofWarwick. Adjunct Professor, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
One size fits none - a qualitative study investigating nine national quality registries' conditions for use in quality improvement, research and interaction with patients
Sparring V, Granström E, Andreen Sachs M, Brommels M, Nyström ME
BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Oct;18(1):802
Enhancing policy implementation to improve healthcare practices: The role and strategies of hybrid national ‐ local support structures
Emma Granström, Johan Hansson, Vibeke Sparring, Mats Brommels, Monica Elisabeth Nyström
International Journal of Health and Management, 7 sept 2017
Collaborative and partnership research for improvement of health and social services: researcher's experiences from 20 projects
Nyström ME, Karltun J, Keller C, Andersson Gäre B
Health Res Policy Syst 2018 May;16(1):46
Exploring the potential of a multi-level approach to improve capability for continuous organizational improvement and learning in a Swedish healthcare region.
Nyström ME, Höög E, Garvare R, Andersson Bäck M, Terris DD, Hansson J
BMC Health Serv Res 2018 05;18(1):376
Implementation of clinical practice guidelines on lifestyle interventions in Swedish primary healthcare - a two-year follow up
Kardakis T, Jerdén L, Nyström ME, Weinehall L, Johansson H
BMC Health Serv Res 2018 04;18(1):227
Action research formulti-level facilitation of improvement in health and social care: Development of a change facilitation approach for a local R&D unit
Johan Hansson, Elisabet Höög, Monica Nyström
Action Research, 2017, Vol. 15(4)
Reaching beyond the review of research evidence: a qualitative study of decision making during the development of clinical practice guidelines for disease prevention in healthcare
Richter Sundberg L, Garvare R, Nyström ME
BMC Health Serv Res 2017 05;17(1):344
Kaizen practice in healthcare: a qualitative analysis of hospital employees' suggestions for improvement.
Mazzocato P, Stenfors-Hayes T, von Thiele Schwarz U, Hasson H, Nyström ME
BMJ Open 2016 07;6(7):e012256
Quality improvement in large healthcare organizations: Searching for system-wide and coherent monitoring and follow-up strategies
Elisabet Höög, Jack Lysholm, Lars Weinehall, Monica Elisabeth Nyström
Journal of Health Organization and Management, 2016, Vol 30, Issue 1 pp 133-53
Evidence-informed policy formulation and implementation: a comparative case study of two national policies for improving health and social care in Sweden.
Strehlenert H, Richter-Sundberg L, Nyström ME, Hasson H
Implement Sci 2015 Dec;10():169
Agile, a guiding principle for health care improvement?
Tolf S, Nyström ME, Tishelman C, Brommels M, Hansson J
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 2015 ;28(5):468-93
Facilitating system-wide organizational change in health care
Anna Westerlund, Rickard Garvare, Elisabet Höög, Monica Elisabeth Nyström
International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, 2015, Vol. 7 Issue: 1, pp.72-89
Strategies to facilitate implementation and sustainability of large system transformations: a case study of a national program for improving quality of care for elderly people.
Nyström ME, Strehlenert H, Hansson J, Hasson H
BMC Health Serv Res 2014 Sep;14():401
The Vinnvård program - a consortium of funders: Vårdalstiftelsen, Vinnova, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs; Forte; 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.