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

European Forum Alpbach – applications for scholarships are now open!

It’s important now, more than ever, that our young generation exchanges ideas on the future of Europe. With its scholarships, European Forum Alpbach (EFA) strives to present a European perspective through the sharing of groundbreaking knowledge and interdisciplinary debates. Conflicts and cooperative efforts are capable of destroying established entities, but can also give rise to… Read More European Forum Alpbach – applications for scholarships are now open!

What happened when they announced: “Is there a doctor on board?!”

Hollywood fiction or reality? What should one consider before making a choice between keeping quiet and stepping up in the (un)likely event of an in-flight medical emergency? How can Health Informatics be of help in such emergencies? What happened when they announced: “Is there a doctor on board?!” Hollywood fiction or reality? I’m sure we’ve all seen a movie or two… Read More What happened when they announced: “Is there a doctor on board?!”

9 free online courses for introducing you to Health Informatics

Nowadays, knowledge is available on many channels. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are another option. Most of these courses are available for anyone to access the knowledge and course material for free. But if you want a certification to put in your CV or somewhere else, you usually have to pay some amount of money… Read More 9 free online courses for introducing you to Health Informatics

MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp – expand your potential while still a student at Karolinska Institutet

For those of you who have an insatiable lust for extra-curricular activities, want to gain unprecedented experiences, thrive on overcoming challenges, and are interested in entrepreneurship, this particular opportunity does stand out amongst many that you can apply for while being a student at Karolinska Institutet. An important note here is that you do not have… Read More MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp – expand your potential while still a student at Karolinska Institutet

Tips for navigating your way through an online course

Just realized that you will be taking an online course at some point of your program? Googling didn’t answer your questions? In front of you lies the opportunity to explore the world of online courses through the eyes of a fellow first-time online course student. I will be sharing reflections of my experience as well as… Read More Tips for navigating your way through an online course

10 ways in which Health Informatics changed healthcare

In what ways have the poster child for HI – electronic health record (EHR),  and the likes of it impacted healthcare systems all over the globe? How has redefining the patient’s roles contributed to a shift of power in the doctor-patient relationship? What are some of the future trends in healthcare? In order to answer all… Read More 10 ways in which Health Informatics changed healthcare

Being a student at KI comes with its perks: The Global Health Case Challenge – Antibiotic Resistance (2016)

The expanding phenomenon of antibiotic resistance is now so ominous that it may deprive the world population of successful treatment of bacterial infections and reverse life-saving efforts of modern medicine within our lifetimes. EIT Health holds the Global Health Case Challenge 2016 on Antibiotic Resistance in a collaboration between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the… Read More Being a student at KI comes with its perks: The Global Health Case Challenge – Antibiotic Resistance (2016)

What in the world is Health Informatics?

How many of you have asked yourself that question? What are some of the most common misconceptions when it comes to Health Informatics (HI)?  What educational background is required to study HI at KI? How does Sweden fit into the bigger picture? The above-mentioned questions are just some of those that popped into my mind a year ago… Read More What in the world is Health Informatics?