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Two papers submitted to Medical Informatics Europe 2020!


During August and September I have been working on two papers for the annual conference Medical Informatics Europe, together with colleagues from Uppsala University and University of Skövde, respectively. Next year’s version of the conference will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, April 28 – May 1. I will mention the papers briefly in this blog post, since they are not subject to a blind review. I will write more about them in later posts when they have (hopefully) been accepted. I’m the main author of both papers.

Both papers are based on data that were gathered while I was working as a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University. One of the papers, written together with Åsa Cajander from Uppsala University, is based on interview results from the large interview/survey/observation study on patient accessible electronic health records (PAEHRs) presented in this blog post. In this paper we focus on the effect of PAEHR on nurses’ work.

The other paper, written together with Hanife Rexhepi from University of Skövde, is based on results from the national patient survey which I introduced in this blog post. The focus in this case is on the effect of PAEHR on communication with medical professionals and on involvement in the care process.

This is the second time I contribute with papers to a MIE conference – the first time was in 2018 when MIE was held in parallel with Vitalis. That time around I was co-author of two papers and responsible for a workshop. I wrote about the presentation of one of the papers, also focusing on the effect of PAEHR on nurses’ work, in this blog post. In this blog post I write about the presentation of the other paper, focusing on differences between county councils/regions in Sweden when it comes to access to information in the PAEHR. You can read about our workshop, on the use of patient data for diagnoses and treatment of cancer, in this blog post.

I really enjoyed attending the MIE conference last time, and I’m positive it will be a nice experience this time around as well. The deadline for full paper (5 pages) submissions was recently postponed until October 15, so there is still time to submit research contributions to the conference!


DOME · eHealth · Grant application · Medical Records Online · National patient survey · Popular science · Uppsala Health Summit

Overview of my research within eHealth


Since I am still very much on a planning stage regarding the research I will perform during my recently started assistant professorship at Örebro University, I will take the opportunity to write a few posts about the research I have performed and what is currently going on. I will start by discussing research within the eHealth domain.

What have I done related to eHealth?

Those who have followed this blog during the latest years already know about my research on patient accessible electronic health records (PAEHRs), which I conducted during my time as a postdoc at Uppsala University. You can read a short summary about my two major studies (a national patient survey and an interview/survey study with clinicians at Uppsala University Hospital), submitted grant applications and conference activities in this blog post.

In total, my research on eHealth has, up until today, resulted in the following two journal publications (links lead to the open access articles):

and the following seven conference proceedings (most of the links lead to open access publications):

The work within the eHealth domain has also resulted in the following popular science publications (and some other news coverage, which you can read about here and here):

To sum up, my research within this domain, up until today, has focused on PAEHRs and their effects for patients and healthcare professionals.

My ongoing research within the eHealth domain

I am currently involved in quite a few ongoing research activities related to eHealth, especially when it comes to pushing journal manuscripts through the peer-review process.

When it comes to data gathering and analysis, there is still a lot of work to do in the large interview/survey study at the Oncology department at Uppsala University Hospital that I mentioned before. For many different reasons we were not able to conduct all the 20 interviews with nurses that we had planned. Around 10 more interviews need to be performed. When it comes to the physicians, the data gathering is complete and we are working with the analysis. My hope is that we will be able to submit a first overview article about those interviews in late autumn 2019 or early spring 2020. Specific theme articles are also planned, but they require a more in-depth analysis. The articles based on this study will be very important for research on patient accessible electronic health records in Sweden, since this is the first large follow-up study in Sweden regarding long-term effects of PAEHR on the work environment of healthcare professionals.

When it comes to the national patient survey all data gathering is completed, but there are still some themes from the survey that we want to look into in more depth. These include information literacy, computer security and comparisons between different disease groups.

I’m currently working on some journal publications together with colleagues in the DOME consortium. One of these articles reports on findings from the survey on the effect of PAEHR on the work environment of healthcare professionals, distributed to physicians and nurses at the Oncology department at Uppsala University Hospital. I expect this article to be published quite soon (a minor revision is about to be submitted back to the journal), so there will be a publication and, of course, a press release coming up pretty soon. One journal manuscript focusing on sharing health records is currently in the first review round and two journal manuscripts based on the patient survey, focusing on cancer and psychiatry patients, respectively, can be submitted to journals quite soon.

Upcoming research on eHealth

As I said in the beginning of this post, I’m very much on the planning stage when it comes to future research. There are a few activities, however, that I’m sure I will be working with during the upcoming months (these will get their own blog posts later on):

  • Currently, it seems that I will submit at least two conference articles to next year’s version of Medical Informatics Europe. The deadline for submissions is September 1st, but on the other hand there is a scope limit on five pages. One article will be about results from the interview/survey study with healthcare professionals and the other will focus on results from the patient survey.
  • Quite soon, I will take the lead on a more theoretical journal article, focusing on the role of the PAEHR as a communication mediator in healthcare.
  • The above-mentioned article is directly related to a research grant application which is currently being reviewed by the Swedish Research Council (VR) – if the application is accepted I will finally get the opportunity to lead my very own research project!
  • There is also another grant application, related to psychiatry records online, which is currently being reviewed by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare. 2020 can be a very interesting year, indeed!
Academic writing · conference · DOME · eHealth · Grant application · Human-Computer Interaction · Medical Records Online · National patient survey · Pedagogy · Social media in higher education

Looking back at my two years as a postdoc at Uppsala University, part 1: research


Since my two years as a postdoc at Uppsala University ended September 28, I will try to summarize my results and experiences in a few blog posts before this year ends. I will start today by writing about my research activities. I took the blog picture during my last birdwatching trip to Öland.

Even though most of my research activities during the postdoc period were focused on eHealth, I also did some work related to multimodal communication and pedagogy. Thus, I was active within all of my main research fields. In total, I got one journal article published, two journal articles accepted, one book chapter published and 11 conference papers published. I also attended nine conferences and submitted two research grant applications as main applicant.

Research within eHealth

Within this field I led two major studies related to patient accessible electronic health records (PAEHRs). The interview/observation/survey study at Uppsala University Hospital, which I introduce here, focuses on the effect of PAEHRs on physicians’ and nurses’ work environment. The survey part is completed and a journal manuscript, written by me and Åsa Cajander, was submitted to Health Informatics Journal slightly after my postdoc period had ended. The results are really interesting and I will of course get back to them when the article has been published. Due to some health issues and logistical difficulties, we have only conducted about half of the planned interviews with physicians and nurses, but we will hopefully get the majority of the remaining ones during the first months of the spring term. The analysis of the already performed physician interviews are still ongoing, and it’s very clear that the material that we already have will give many new insights into long-term effect of PAEHR on the work environment of healthcare professionals. This has really been an interesting study and it was also the first study for which I got the opportunity to write an ethical application. It has also been quite a challenge to coordinate the work with nine colleagues from five different universities.

The other major study I was leading was the national patient survey, which I introduce here. I have written about it many times on this blog since it has resulted in several scientific publications as well as presentations. Even in this case, one of the toughest challenges has been to coordinate the work in the distributed project team. This study has already resulted in one journal article and three conference papers and we are currently working with several journal article manuscripts which I will get back to later on. I really enjoy this study and I will keep working with it until everything is published. The study is very important since it’s the first major follow-up study on patients’ attitudes towards and experiences with PAEHRs.

During my time as a postdoc I also took part in the work with two research grant applications, as a co-applicant, within this research area. One of them was an EU grant application led by Meena Daivadanam at Karolinska University Hospital, with the title “The ENGAGE Trial: Improving and health societal outcomes for comorbid mental disorders associated with type 2 diabetes through an integrated support and engagement platform in Uganda and Sweden”. It was an interesting process with many Skype meetings (extremely early in the morning since one participant was in Australia) and a lot of interesting discussions. Unfortunately, we did not get the grant. As I understand it we were one point from getting it. The other research grant application concerned psychiatry records online. My DOME consortium colleague Gunilla Myreteg was the main applicant of this AFA insurances application focusing on implementation and short term effects of psychiatry records online in Region Uppsala. We did not get that grant either, but we are definitely not giving up!

I also attended several conferences related to eHealth during my postdoc period. I really enjoyed participating in and presenting at Vitalis 2017 and Vitalis/MIE (Medical Informatics Europe) 2018. There were so many interesting presentations and taking part in the 1.5 hours DOME arrangements was great! You can see my summary of the Vitalis 2017 version of the DOME session here. At Vitalis/MIE 2018 I was actually active with own presentations and a workshop during each of the three conference days, which was a little tiresome. You can read about that here. My very first conference experience during my postdoc was actually one of the most interesting ones, since I participated as a patient for the very first time! You can read about my contribution here. A few months later I actually got the opportunity to act as a patient once again – this time in a role play at the conference “EHealth in Norway Future Health”! That was a really interesting experience for me both from a patient’s and a researcher’s perspective. You can read about my experiences from this episode here. I really hope that I will get the chance to contribute to research from the patient’s perspective again!


Research within multimodal communication

My very few research activities within this subject area were mostly related to research grant applications. During spring 2017 I submitted a VR grant application, with five co-applicants from four universities in Sweden. The application focused on collaboration between deafblind and sighted pupils in a school setting, and more specifically on how multimodal learning environments can support this collaboration. Writing this grant application was a great learning experience! In the end, we did not get this grant but we still got good ratings (“Very good” on all aspects that related to the scientific content). You can read more about my experiences in this blog post. The other grant application was actually a draft which I submitted to Forte during spring 2018. It focused on multimodal learning environments for collaboration between sighted and visually impaired pupils. Unfortunately, the draft was not accepted. After the postdoc ended I wrote another application on this topic as main applicant, but I will cover that in another blog post.

I also got one journal article published in this research field, “Haptic feedback combined with movement sonification using a friction sound improves task performance in a virtual throwing task.” The article presents results from an experiment conducted at KTH right before my postdoc period began. The experiment was extensive and included eye-tracking and different combinations of haptic and audio feedback. I will write more about this study in a later blog post. A few conference papers on results from the eye-tracking analysis have also been published.


Research within pedagogy

I also conducted research related to pedagogy and more specifically on the effects of using social media as complementary communication channels in higher education courses. The most important thing I worked on was a short book chapter which was published in the book “Digitalisering av högre utbildning” [Digitalization of higher education] about a month before my postdoc ended. I really enjoyed working on this chapter, together with co-author Pernilla Josefsson, where I contribute with my experiences of using Twitter as one of the communication channels in a university course in engineering communication. This is my very first contribution to teacher education! You can read about the chapter, and find a link to the book, here.

We also contributed with a poster describing a later study on using a teacher-administrated Facebook-group as a complementary communication channel in a course in human-computer interaction. I will write more about this in my next blog post about my postdoc period, since the poster was based on work performed in a pedagogical course I took. Last, I collaborated with several authors when writing a conference paper about a critical incident from the 2017 version of a master course in human-computer interaction. You can read about the paper here.

DOME · eHealth · Medical Records Online · National patient survey

Back after a blog break!


Those who follow my blog regularly have probably realized that I haven’t made any new posts during the last couple of months. I took a break from the blog since I needed a few weeks of 100% vacation and I also had several writing and analysis tasks going on in parallel. The fact is that I wanted to do as much as possible before my position as postdoc at Uppsala University ended last Thursday! I will of course write a blog post where I summarize my time at Uppsala University. I still, however, have quite a few things left to do, especially when it comes to writing papers, so I will continue to work closely with my colleagues in the HTO group at Uppsala University as well as in the DOME consortium.

During my period off the blog quite a few things have happened. Two journal articles were accepted and one of them was actually published open access last week! One is about threats and violence in relation to patient accessible electronic health records (PAEHRs) and the other is an overview paper about the national patient survey (focusing on Swedish patients’ attitudes towards and experiences with PAEHRs), which I have written about many times before on this blog. Both of these articles are expected to draw a lot of attention, so they will be announced in press releases! The first of these releases might go online already on Monday. Aside from working on press releases and dealing with copyediting issues for these two articles I also finalized a draft of the first journal article about results from the extensive interview/observation/survey study at Uppsala University Hospital. The article, which covers the survey part, will be submitted very soon. I also wrote major parts of two journal articles where we compare patient groups from the national patient survey and smaller parts on some other papers related to that study. Last, I also worked on two grant applications – one about patient accessible psychiatry records and one about technology support for better inclusion of visually impaired pupils in primary school. So, a lot of things have been written during these last months and I will of course write individual blog posts about all of these articles/applications.

Aside from writing I have also completed a preliminary analysis of the interviews with physicians in the interview/observation/survey study at Uppsala University Hospital. We definitely have some interesting results and very soon we will meet in the project group to discuss the results and how to move forward. I will of course get back to this work in other posts during the autumn.

From next week I will write blog posts more regularly and I will most probably start with a post about the upcoming press release!


(In case you were wondering – I took the above picture during my last visit to Öland)

DOME · eHealth · Medical Records Online

About research on patient accessible electronic health records


Last week I wrote a blog post about the second part of the eHealth summer school in Stockholm August 21-25. The second day, spent in Uppsala, will focus a lot on patient accessible electronic health records (PAEHRs) and this is one of the reasons why I will link to some of my key posts on the topic here. Most of the information here is closely linked to the DOME consortium, gathering researchers, focusing on different aspects of PAEHRs, from several Swedish universities. At the end I will also reference some important PAEHR initiatives in other countries.


General information about research on PAEHRs in Sweden

In the blog post Seminar about the history of patient accessible electronic health records in Sweden, some of the early history and background to the Swedish PAEHR system in use today, Journalen, is presented. Among other things, I describe the role Uppsala University has played. The post includes a link to a youtube video, where we see Benny Eklund, one of the main drivers behind the PAEHR implementation in Sweden, present some of the barriers and enablers from the early years.

In the blog post A very successful session about patient accessible electronic health records at Vitalis 2017!, you can find a summary of a presentation organized by the DOME consortium at Vitalis in spring 2017. The presentation gives an overview of the current state of the PAEHR system in Sweden as well as some of the latest research.

In the blog post Interviewed on a podcast!, there is a link to a podcast, administered by Södertörn University, where Åsa Cajander and I discuss some of the research conducted within the DOME consortium as well as some future studies. The interview is in Swedish.

Two times a year the DOME researchers gather at one of the universities represented within the consortium. At these meetings, or DOME conferences, we discuss both research and the consortium as such. The posts A week filled with eHealth-related activities! and Some thoughts about the last DOME consortium meeting in Skövde summarize two of these meetings.


About ongoing studies

For the moment, I lead two studies on the effects of PAEHRs. One of them focuses on doctors and nurses and how their work environment is affected by patients being able to access their own medical records online. Another focus in this study is on how the communication between care professionals and patients has been affected. This observation/interview/survey study, as well as the team behind it, is introduced here: The team behind a new large study on electronic health records in Sweden.

The other study focuses on the patients and their use of and attitudes towards the Swedish PAEHR system Journalen. This large national survey study, as well as the team behind it, is presented here: The team behind a new large patient survey on electronic health records in Sweden!.


Blog posts and research from the patient’s perspective

Since I’m not only an eHealth researcher but also a patient suffering from a chronic rheumatical disease, I have also written a few reflections on the Swedish PAEHR system from the patient’s perspective. I e.g. wrote this blog post after I had been able to see test results in my PAEHR for the first time: Now I can see new test results in my online electronic health record!.

I have also acted as a patient in some conferences. One example of this was a workshop in Oslo, which focused on if electronic access to the health record really was a service for all. Apart from being one of the organizers, I also played the patient in a role play activity. You can read more about this here: Organized a workshop in Oslo!.

Up until today, I have only written one research paper from a patient’s perspective – a workshop paper where I tried to make a case for easily accessible electronic health records. You can read about that contribution, and the very interesting critical incidents workshop, here: My first workshop contribution from a patient’s perspective!   .


PAEHRs in other countries

Sweden is far from the only country where the citizens can make use of a PAEHR system. One of the most known, where patients are invited to read clinical notes, is OpenNotes in the USA. The OpenNotes movement really seems to be a success story, appreciated by both care professionals and patients. You can read more about OpenNotes here and you can also follow @myopennotes on Twitter. Another example, which also seems to be one of the success stories regarding PAEHRs, is myUHN Patient Portal in Canada. Their system is similar to the Swedish system and you can read about it here. You can also follow @myUHNPortal on Twitter.


DISA · DOME · eHealth · Interact · Medical Records Online

Another visit from Germany and a lot of good progress!


Christiane Grünloh, who came from Germany to visit as a few weeks ago (see this blog post), came back to us this week. The main reason for her visit was once again to work with us in the large eHealth studies which I’m currently leading. As always, it was nice to have her with us and we got a lot of things done during these few days. First of all, we got several interviews done for this study. I will not discuss results here, since it is too early in the process and nothing has been analyzed, but after these days I’m sure that the study will give a lot of new insight. I also learned that Christiane is a very talented interviewer! It was obvious that she is a good active listener and that she can create a nice atmosphere during the interviews.

While Christiane was here, we also discussed about possibilities for writing CHI-papers and I think we came up with some really good ideas. I will try two write one related to mediated communication and haptic feedback and one, together with other researchers in DOME, related to eHealth. We also discussed ideas for submissions to other conferences. I will of course write more about this in future blog posts.

We also had progress when it came to accepted papers. A while ago I wrote a blog post about some papers being submitted to Interact. Yesterday we learned that one of them, a method paper about a workshop the DOME consortium hosted last autumn, had been conditionally accepted! I will write more about it when we have a final answer after resubmit. This also means that Christiane will get funding for visiting the conference in Mumbai, which in turn means that we (Åsa Cajander, Christiane and I) can submit a prepared workshop paper to the same conference (I will write another post about that if the WS contribution gets accepted)! The other paper we sent to Interact, about nurses’ views on patient accessible electronic health records, did not get accepted this time. But, we do have a plan for the future of that paper.

So, we had a lot of good progress this week and I hope we will have more of these weeks ahead of us!



Interesting seminar on methods for analyzing interview data!


As I already wrote in this blog post Christiane Grünloh (KTH, TH Köln) visited our HTO group at Uppsala University last week to work with us on joint studies. We worked mostly with the last preparations for the interviews with physicians and nurses at the oncology department, but also e.g. on the first national patient survey paper.

During the last day of her visit Christiane held a very interesting seminar about methods for analyzing interview data – see picture above. She is very experienced when it comes to this kind of qualitative analysis and she really made the main points and challenges clear. The presentation was based on both theory (mostly analysis methods described in the paper (Braun & Clarke, 2008) and the book (Braun & Clarke, 2013)) and personal experiences of analyzing large quantities of transcribed interview data.

Analyzing interview data, or observational data for that matter, is certainly not an easy process. Christiane made a very strong point about that themes do not just “emerge” (you often read in articles about themes that “emerge” from the data), but that you really need to work hard and arrange the material in several different ways to end up with relevant themes. Especially for researchers who are new to qualitative research, thematic analysis by Braun & Clarke offers a systematic approach to identify and analyze patterns in qualitative data.

Several concrete tips were shared and I think one of the most important ones was to print the entire material, after it has been sorted according to the chosen codes. Playing around with codes and coded samples physically is really something I also recommend. I have been doing that myself when analyzing interviews and most of all observations – it is really challenging trying to find out (based on transcriptions of dialogues and notes) how non-verbal audio and haptic cues affect collaboration and communication in a collaborative environment!

Several members from our HTO group participated and also a few other members from our department. Most of the participants were Ph.D. students and I really think they got a lot of help from this method seminar. Several of the participants asked questions after the presentation and the discussions those gave rise to were also very interesting.


DOME · eHealth · Grant application · Medical Records Online · National patient survey

Looking back at first part of 2017


Since we are now approaching Easter, I will take a look back at the quite busy first quarter of this year. I really don’t have a good summary picture, so I will go with a tawny owl (kattuggla) instead, which I photographed at my countryside last Easter (a couple has been occupying that hole for years).  🙂

Leading large research studies in eHealth

Quite a lot of my time has been devoted to working with (and leading) the two large eHealth studies I introduced here and here. At the end of January the ethical application for the observation/interview/survey study at Uppsala University hospital was sent in and a couple of weeks ago it was finally approved. I’m currently recruiting participants for the observation and interview activities, described here. In parallel I have been working, together with colleagues from several Swedish universities, on analyzing the results from the national patient survey and drafting a first publication about the study. We are still writing, but the current plan is to submit a journal manuscript before May is over.

Writing research grant applications

This is the first year that I have been working very actively with research grant applications and I must say I have really enjoyed it! For one of the applications, to the Swedish Research Council, I was the main applicant. I wrote most of the text and also assembled a group of researchers from four Swedish Universities who I thought would complement each other perfectly in carrying out the planned project. You can read more about this particular application here. I really learned a lot from this experience, so I definitely think I have gained something from this application process even if our proposed project is not funded. And if it is not – I will just assemble the team once again and give it another try!

The other application I have been working on is an EU grant application aiming at developing a kind of health coach to be used both in Sweden and Uganda – thus this application is within the eHealth area. The grant writing process was led by Meena Daivadanam from Uppsala University/Karolinska Institutet who is also the main applicant. Åsa Cajander and I will play key roles in the “technical component”, since we are the only IT people among the co-applicants. Apart from Sweden, researchers from Finland, Belgium, Uganda and Australia. The application was submitted two days ago – let’s see if we get lucky!  🙂


In the middle of March we had a traditional DOME consortium conference, this time in Skövde. I really enjoyed going there to meet all people that I work with in my studies in real life (normally we have regular Skype meetings, but that is not the same thing of course). It was also especially interesting to meet Bridget Kane again – the newest addition to the DOME consortium. We had referenced each other’s studies on multidisciplinary medical team meetings (this article is an example) quite a few times before we met at a conference at the end of last year! More can be read about the DOME conference in this blog post.

During these days I’m also preparing a presentation which Hanife Rexhepi and I will have at Vitalis, April 26. We are going to present preliminary findings from the national patient survey! I’m really looking forward to going to that conference and presenting with Hanife!

Apart from going to conferences I have also been working with conference papers. In a blog post from last year I wrote about a workshop where I participated as a patient. All participants eventually gathered again to write a paper about the workshop, but we recently got notified that the first attempt was unsuccessful. We will now try another conference, after taking the reviewer comments on the first version into account. I really like the fact that workshop participants actually forms a kind of research group and stay in contact, writing papers and so on! In parallel, I’m also writing on another conference paper about medical health records from the nurse’s perspective. And if that wasn’t enough I’m also writing on a full paper, about experiences from a recently held HCI course, for a pedagogical Conference.

Pedagogical courses

I have already written blog posts about a course on supervising oral presentations and a course on activating students, which I took during March. They required a lot of effort and time, but I really learned a lot from them. I’m currently also taking a pedagogical course on grading criteria, examination and feedback, which I will write more about after the last course day.


Apart from research, I have also done some teaching in a basic course in human-computer interaction. Specifically, I have been responsible for reading seminars. I also managed to squeeze in a guest lecture on design of advanced medical information systems and analysis Tools.

Ok, I think that was all. The first part of the spring term has been great and now I’m really looking forward to the second half – the part of spring where we will conduct our large eHealth study at Uppsala University hospital!!


Happy Easter!


DISA · DOME · eHealth · Medical Records Online

A new eHealth research adventure is about to start!


The ethics application I wrote about quite a while ago, regarding a new large observation/interview/survey study conducted by DOME researchers, has now finally been approved! This means that a new eHealth research adventure will now begin for the research team (presented here)! The following parts are planned for this study:

·         Five full-day observations with nurses at different divisions of the Oncology department at Uppsala University hospital. The focus here is on use of technology in the daily activities

·         Interviews with 20 physicians and 20 nurses at the Oncology department, focusing on how patients’ access to electronic health records has affected the work environment and means of communication.

·         A short survey handed out to physicians and nurses, focusing on attitudes towards patient accessible electronic health records.

This will be one of the largest follow-up studies on the effects of patient accessible electronic health records in Sweden to date, so, needless to say, I’m very excited about being able to start the work now!!!

I will continue to write blog posts with updates about the ongoing work, but I will not give out any detailed results until they are published. Stay tuned!  🙂


DISA · DOME · eHealth · Medical Records Online

The team behind a new large study on electronic health records in Sweden


In my last blog post I wrote about the application for ethical review, concerning a new large interview/survey/observation study with doctors and nurses at Akademiska Sjukhuset in Uppsala. The study, which will focus on how patient access to their medical records online has affected the work environment for physicians and nurses, will probably start during March. Since we are currently waiting for the results from the ethical review, this seems like a good time to introduce the team members behind the study.

The study is part of the DOME consortium, which collects researchers with a common interest in online electronic health records and their effects on patients and medical staff. The researchers come from different universities in Sweden. DISA (The effects of digitalization on the work environment for nurses) is a newly started project within the DOME consortium and the study I’m leading is the first study carried out within that project.

As many as 8 researchers and 2 medical doctors are behind this study;

Uppsala University:

  • Jonas Moll (In case you don’t realize whose blog you are reading – this is me! 🙂. I’m postdoc in Human-Computer Interaction at the IT-department and I lead this study)  [Researchgate]
  • Åsa Cajander (An associate professor in Human-Computer Interaction at the IT-department, who is the main responsible for the study and also the leader of DISA and the DOME-consortium)  [Blog] [Twitter] [Researchgate]
  • Isto Huvila (A professor in Information Studies at the ALM department)  [Blog] [Twitter] [Researchgate]


Uppsala University Hospital (Akademiska Sjukhuset):

  • Gustaf Hedström (A medical doctor with a Ph.D. degree in Oncology, at the department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology)  [Researchgate]
  • Ingrid Glimelius (A medical doctor with a Ph.D. degree in Oncology, at the department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology)  [Researchgate]


Karolinska Institutet:

  • Maria Hägglund (A researcher in Health Informatics with a Ph.D. degree in Medical Informatics, at the department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics)  [Blog] [Twitter] [Researchgate]


Royal Institute of Technology:

  • Christiane Grünloh (A Ph.D. student in Human-Computer Interaction at the School of Computer Science and Communication)  [Twitter] [Researchgate]


University of Skövde:

  • Rose-Mharie Åhlfeldt (An associate professor in Computer Science at the IT-institution)  [Twitter] [Researchgate]
  • Hanife Rexhepi (A Ph.D. student in Information Technology at the IT-department)  [Twitter][Researchgate]


Örebro University:

  • Gunilla Myreteg (An associate professor in Business Economics at the School of Business)  [Researchgate]


The group introduced briefly above is highly multi-disciplinary, which I am sure will prove to be valuable for the study. Stay tuned for more!  🙂