Carl Savage

Carl Savage

Principal Researcher
Telephone: +46852487900
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C7 Lärande, Informatik, Management och Etik, C7 MMC Health Systems Leadership, Management and Safety, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • PhD in Medical Management (Leadership, Organization and Innovation) where I
    applied change management and complexity thinking to develop and test a
    facilitation process to improve medical education. Experienced course and
    educational development facilitator well versed in various group
    facilitation techniques. My goal is to combine my background in research and
    medicine to continually improve the way we care for our patients and our
    staff by developing better approaches to leadership, care management,
    design, planning, and learning.
    *2011: *LESS2011, Lean Enterprise Software and Systems, Stockholm. Best
    conference presentation in Complexity &
  • systems thinking track.
    Sigbrit Franke Stipendium, Längmanska kulturfonden. 50 000 SEK for
    contributions to Swedish Higher Education.
    *2006: *European Society for Quality in Health Care, Prague Roundtable
    Meeting. Best conference presentation.
    *2005: *BRIGHT2005 Conference European Higher Education Students,
    Leuven. Best paper on the future of health care in Europe &
  • debate finalist.
    *2004: *Academy of Achievement, 43rd Annual Achievement Summit, Chicago.
    *2003: *Delegate. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Physiology/Medicine.
    As a lecturer, course designer, and course leader, I have led and been
    involved in courses in leadership, management, education, informat­ics,
    improvement science, project management, and patient safety for the
    Nurs­ing, Radiol­ogy Nursing, Medical Informatics, Public Health, and
    Medical programs as well as at several Stock­holm area hospitals. I
    have also conducted faculty training workshops on teaching, e-learning, Web
    2.0, group dynamics, com­munica­tion, research management, learning
    outcomes and course development.
    I have also facilitated improvement projects and helped design courses on
    improvement science for programs at the Karolinska Institutet as well as at
    the Danderyd University Hospital, universities in Linköping, Lund,
    Jönkö­ping and the Swedish national residency program in psychiatry.


  • Currently co-lead the Clinical Management research group [1] together with
    Pamela Mazzocato [2]. On-going projects include studies on process
    improvement, lean, value-based health care (VBHC) and clinical operations
    management spanning applications from emergency to chronic care, the
    integration of patient expectations into care processes, team training (crew
    resource manage­ment) to improve patient safety, process management to
    improve leadership development, and innovation in the design of health care
    business models. I am currently supervising four doctoral students.


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Learning, informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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