How health informatics professionals are improving healthcare

      Be the change you want to see in the world. —— By Mahatma Gandi Before I started at the Master’s Programme in Health Informatics at KI, one of my friends asked me what change I could bring to society by studying health informatics. Since my background was computer science, why did I… Read More How health informatics professionals are improving healthcare

More health informatics jobs are coming in the near future – here is why

The world (and  USA in particular) will need more health informatics professionals in the future. More jobs for us! That’s what I found out by looking at some statistics anyway, and I thought I would share the good news.   The health care reform in the US creates the demand Over the past several years,… Read More More health informatics jobs are coming in the near future – here is why

Health informatics: Prospective and Current research areas

My previous blogs based on my local experiences outside KI education. This time I’m bringing this article which I am feeling is the right time for both for upcoming health informatics students and for students who are looking for their Master thesis. Informatics within the field of public health is a developing, evolving, and growing… Read More Health informatics: Prospective and Current research areas

Are you getting enough vitamin D? A lesson in how to survive the Nordic winter

Have you ever heard of “D-deficiency”? It is short for vitamin D deficiency – or as I prefer to call it: dark deficiency. I never heard of D-deficiency before coming to Sweden. Where I grew up (southern part of India) the sun shines 12 hours a day all year round. Thus, we are exposed to… Read More Are you getting enough vitamin D? A lesson in how to survive the Nordic winter

How healthcare in Sweden works – also for international students

I recently visited one of the public hospitals near to my home (Älvsjö). I thought it would be a good occasion to share some things about healthcare in Sweden. How much it costs, how it works and so on …   Some facts about healthcare and public health in Sweden:  The most interesting thing about… Read More How healthcare in Sweden works – also for international students