I am a PhD Student in Medical Management (Leadership, Organization and Innovation) and a Medical Doctor specialized in OB/GYN.
My research focus is on the innovation of healthcare processes at the clinical level in a time where health care staff and management are tasked with both improving health care processes AND downsizing hospitals in the face of becoming more efficient.
2014-2018 PhD-student, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet.
2014 Senior Registrar, OB/GYN, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
2005 MD, Aarhus University, Denmark
The aim of my research project is to explore how the (paradoxical) juxtaposition of constraints such as pairing downsizing of a hospital department with increased quality in patient outcomes and experience can be used as a driver to innovate health care design and delivery.
My research project is conducted in the Danish health care context currently undergoing a major reform. One of the cornerstones is the establishment of sixteen new “super hospitals”. In Aarhus, the Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) is in the process of undergoing this transformation through merger of hospitals and building of a new AUH and in this process aiming to increase efficiency.
The AUH dept. of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (OB/GYN) are to reduce beds, budget and staff without reducing the overall number of patients treated or the quality of care. The seemingly paradoxical approach of trying to reduce bed capacity, budget and staff while trying to improve care experience and clinical quality can be seen as a “paradoxical tensions” and this tension at the departmental level is the core of my research focus. The research project is conducted in cooperation between the Research Group of Healthcare Operations Management, MMC, KI and Associated Professor and Health Economist Jes Søgaard, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University.