Research in the field of Health Informatics – Part 1

The second year of the our programme involves a 15 credit course on current trends in health informatics.  Basically, this is a research course that runs all throughout the fall semester. This year, there are four tracks for us to chose from: 1. Consumer Health Informatics 2. ICT4D (Information and Communication technology for developing countries)… Read More Research in the field of Health Informatics – Part 1

Preparation for health informatics master’s thesis: reflections and data

As you prepare for your thesis semester in the Health Informatics joint master’s program at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, I hope you are ready for what is likely to be a challenging semester. I wanted to share some general advice, as well as share some data to help you gauge various factors involved in… Read More Preparation for health informatics master’s thesis: reflections and data

The books I’m reading to (slowly) start off my thesis research in Health Informatics

The second year of my Master studies is starting in September and these past weeks I’ve been slowly getting back into actively thinking about Health Informatics. We’ve been off school since mid June and I’ve done it how every other Swede is doing it “Sommarstängt i Juli” (closed for summer in July). That’s why August… Read More The books I’m reading to (slowly) start off my thesis research in Health Informatics

Scientific research method – course review

During the previous second semester, the health informatics students underwent series of building block courses to prepare us into becoming the health informatician they should be. We learned on how to manage user’s need and to engineer the requirement. Then, we also learned on how to evaluate the health informatics project. The last block was… Read More Scientific research method – course review

Is the AI going to replace me someday?

The rapid advancement of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer science field have led some experts to predict that in the not so distant future (or maybe it’s already happening), several jobs, professions, or functions could be replaced by AI. The predictions also tend to never forget to mention the health-related professions as some which… Read More Is the AI going to replace me someday?

The building blocks of being a health informatician – part 3 of 3 (Course review)

In this third part of the review, I will tell you about when we studied standardization in healthcare. To simplify, we can imagine it this way, when we are using our bank card no matter from what bank, whether in ATM or when purchasing something, we never worry if the card would fit to the… Read More The building blocks of being a health informatician – part 3 of 3 (Course review)

4 Types of examination that i had in the Health Informatics Programme

I am reaching the end of my second semester and will have two consecutive examinations ahead. Looking back, I realized there are several types of examination or assignment throughout the courses in Health Informatics Master’s Programme. I use both terms, examination and assignment, interchangeably here as both serve the same purpose of evaluation during the… Read More 4 Types of examination that i had in the Health Informatics Programme

The building blocks of being a health informatician – part 2 of 3 (Course review)

Previously, I have written about the first part of The building block of being a health informatician trilogy. Then, during the first two blocks, we learned how to understand the context and user needs and how to engineer the requirement. In this second part, I will tell you my review on the third block where… Read More The building blocks of being a health informatician – part 2 of 3 (Course review)

Veni, vidi, non vici – my experience of participating in the Nordic Health Hackathon

In my previous blog, I told you about how my colleagues and me entered a health hackathon competition by submitting a project which was largely based on an assignment task at Master in Health Informatics programme. “Veni, vidi, vici” is the phrase that I expected to deliver to you now, however life sometimes puts us… Read More Veni, vidi, non vici – my experience of participating in the Nordic Health Hackathon

The building blocks of being a health informatician – part 1 of 3 (Course review)

I am in the halfway of the spring semester, the semester where we are “getting real” with learning to be a health informatician. As I said before in my other blog about the first semester (read it here!), you might be spoiled by its level of intensity, as it focused more on how to create… Read More The building blocks of being a health informatician – part 1 of 3 (Course review)