Since 1994 I have conducted research within the area of Health Informatics with special focus on issues such as: a) eHealth b) Methods and models to evaluate the impact of the implementation and use of eHealth innovations.
My current research focus is on how to develop sustainable ecosystems and two-sided e-health markets with special focus on the necessity of creating strategies, developing policies and innovative business models that sustain this type of markets.
Contribution to Science
I have contributed to the area of health informatics by combining approaches from economics to the area of Health Informatics and developing models and frameworks to be used when developing, implementing, and using information and communications technology (ICT) - based innovations for healthcare and social care organisations. The models and frameworks developed have a multidisciplinary character. They emphasize the interactions between ICT, human, and socio-economic aspects. They also make it possible to provide insights into problems that have forced organisations to examine criteria for whether and when to invest resources, i.e., multiple competitive interventions.
An important focus of the scientific publications has consequently been on (i) capturing the socio-economic impacts of the implementation and use of ICT-based innovations in complex organisations such as health and social care (ii) how eHealth services can accelerate innovativeness and organisational renewal (iii) the identification of innovative business models for two-sided eHealth markets (iv) how to capture and identify socio-economic value of eHealth policies.
The models and frameworks developed have been used and referred to in several scientific peer-reviewed publications. They are also used for education and training for doctoral candidates in several countries.
Management and Leadership
I have a wide experience in management and leadership. Academic leadership has being practiced as: (i) Member of AMIA, the American Medical Informatics´ mentorship programme, (ii) co-director of the master programme Software Engineering and Management at Linköping University, (iii) Head of the discipline of Informatics, (iv) Scientific Secretary at SFMI, (v) the Swedish project leader for the project eHealth Research Network, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and OECD, and as (vi) Gender Lecturer for the Technical School at Linköping University with the responsibility to renew and integrate equal opportunities and gender issues in education and research. As gender lecturer for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Institute of Technology, I have coordinated educational activities and developed courses aimed to integrate gender and equality in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas.
I am a reviewer for numerous journals and conferences as well as SPC member in the fields of health and medical informatics. I am also an evaluator for a number of national grants offices and international research councils (EU, Norway Research Council, and Mitacs Canada).
I have been a member of the Examination Committee, external evaluator and opponent for several PhD and licentiate candidates. I have also been responsible for the evaluation of numerous lecturer and professorships positions in Sweden, USA, Canada, Europe, South Arabia, and the Nordic countries.
My research has been awarded both in USA and Europe.