Cycling in the city is not really my thing. Well, having spent most of my adult life so far in a megacity of 12 million people and poorly planned roads with little space for pedestrians much less for cyclist, riding a bike is not something that you would do even if the sun is out… Read More Cycling in Stockholm
The thesis also induces a lot of discomfort, self-doubt, songs of despair, breaks from reality and, for many, a surprising self-discovery of the capacity of the human spirit to “read” and endure abstruse academic literature viewed by hundreds, read by a handful and understood by no one other than the author. And while I go through these flurry of emotional states myself I have also wondered who started this ball rolling? Who had thought that writing a thesis was such a great idea?… Read More On the origins of the last big hurdle to graduation – The Thesis
The university application season is upon us and for those who are interested in the intersection of computer science, information science and healthcare I invite you to consider taking further studies in health informatics. I have been asked a number of times what I study and more often than not when I say health informatics… Read More Is health informatics for you?
It has been almost two weeks since school started again at KI. A warm welcome to the new students especially to the new Health Informatics students! After a refreshing summer break in the rainy tropics I was eager to start the term. Having chosen data mining at the Department of Computer Science at Stockholm University… Read More Data Mining and an Empty Heart Problem
We are a week away from summer break and all I could think about is how fast it has been – two terms, 10 months of lectures, group work, writing papers, group work (oh did I say that already) and procrastination. I can’t believe it, first year of Health Informatics is almost done! So, as… Read More We’re halfway there
The changing of the seasons has been one of the most striking and memorable things about living here in Stockholm. Before coming here eight months ago, I had only known two seasons: wet and dry (or some would say wet and wetter if you are from the islands in the southern part of the Philippines)… Read More From winter to spring, how it looks like in Stockholm
Standardization in health informatics is one of the courses in Term 2 of the MSc in Health Informatics at KI. In this course you learn a new set of abbreviations for standards (such as SNOMED, LOINC, HL7, OpenEHR, ICD10 etc) that helps health information systems developed by various groups “talk” to each other. The need… Read More Health Informatics and Dead Philosophers
If you were a physician, would you prescribe an app to your patient? This was one of the more interesting questions that were asked in class last term. Being a physician myself and knowing the benefits and limits of mobile health applications (mHealth), I was intrigued. I’d say yes but what do other physicians think?… Read More On prescribing mobile health apps
I did not see them in Kiruna but I definitely have seen them in Stockholm. We watched them dance and grow in intensity just right outside Jägargatan 20, KI’s student housing on Södermalm. Tonight has been a really good night. I share these pictures taken by Nienke, the Dutch woman who is not only smart… Read More Northern Lights in STOCKHOLM!
In 2013 a study conducted by TravelSupermarket revealed that majority of Britons who had lists of travel experience they feel they must do before they die wanted to see the northern lights (albeit in Norway, I don’t know why, don’t they know it’s “cheaper” in Sweden?). I am not British and I don’t have a… Read More Northern Lights in Kiruna (or not)