Josefin Hagström awarded the Peter L Reichertz Young Scientist Prize

MTSI are very proud to announce that PhD candidate Josefin Hagström was awarded the Peter L Reichertz Young Scientist Prize at the MIE2023 conference in Gothenburg.  Josefin presented her study on Swedish adolescents’ experiences of identifying errors and omissions in their electronic health records. The results are based on the NORDeHEALTH 2022 patient survey. The Peter L.Continue reading “Josefin Hagström awarded the Peter L Reichertz Young Scientist Prize”

Funding to study documentation errors and patients online record access

The NORDeHEALTH project leader Maria Hägglund, has been granted funding from the Swedish Research Council (VR) for a 3-year project aiming to explore how we can use patients’ online record access to find and address documentation errors that could lead to patient safety issues and harm. Participating researchers are Anna Kharko, Charlotte Blease, and SaraContinue reading “Funding to study documentation errors and patients online record access”

 Patients’ Access to Their Psychiatric Records – A Comparison of Four Countries

Annika Bärkås, PhD student at Uppsala university and participant in the NORDeHEALTH project, will present one of her studies in a webinar on Thursday 8th of December 12.15-13.00 (CET). The webinar is organized by the Swedish Medical Informatics Association (SFMI).  The study presents a comparison of national differences between Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia with respectContinue reading ” Patients’ Access to Their Psychiatric Records – A Comparison of Four Countries”

Patient empowerment through online access to health records

Rapid, convenient, and full access to personal electronic health records is a key part of empowering patients to manage their health and collaborate with healthcare, argue Maria Hägglund and colleagues in a new publication in the BMJ. Hägglund M, McMillan B, Whittaker R, Blease C. Patient empowerment through online access to health records BMJ 2022; 378 :e071531 doi:10.1136/bmj-2022-071531

Usability of the Swedish PAEHR 2016

We have recently published a new paper analyzing data from the Swedish 2016 survey to users of the Swedish patient accessible electronic health record (PAEHR) “Journalen”: Hägglund M, Scandurra I. Usability of the Swedish Accessible Electronic Health Record: Qualitative Survey Study JMIR Hum Factors 2022;9(2):e37192 A survey study was conducted to elicit opinions and experiences ofContinue reading “Usability of the Swedish PAEHR 2016”

Webbinar 29 March

Maria Hägglund, the project leader for NORDeHEALTH, has been invited to give a presentation in the U-care seminar series. Maria will give a short international outlook, and briefly share preliminary results from the international NORDeHEALTH survey to patients, accessible through the national patient portals in Sweden ( and ‘Journalen’), Finland, Norway and Estonia. Focus willContinue reading “Webbinar 29 March”

NORDeHEALTH national surveys

As of today, Monday 24th of January 2022, the NORDeHEALTH national surveys are published in Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Finland. Anyone can answer by logging in to the respective national patient portal. We hope to be able to both learn more about how patients use the access to their electronic health records, and what theyContinue reading “NORDeHEALTH national surveys”

BMJ webinar on ethical aspects

Charlotte Blease and Hanife Rexhepi who both actively participate in the NORDeHEALTH project, spoke at the first of four webinars organized by the BMJ on patient access to health records. The webinar had a focus on ethical aspects, and discussed how NOT giving patients access to their records pose ethical problems of their own. YouContinue reading “BMJ webinar on ethical aspects”