Minna Pikkarainen works in Oslo Metropolitan University in the faculty of Health Sciences /Centre and Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) as a professor in Digitalisation of Healthcare Services. The aim of the work is to conduct research on the effects of digitalisation in health care services and health care professions.
Today we are experiencing a digital revolution. It has already affected medical work and health care in many ways such as processing data, diagnostics, spreading of information about medical diagnostics, assisted living technologies. As technology replace individual tasks and specialist knowledge is made more readily available, some health care work will be transformed radically, and new specialities will appear. In certain areas, technologies can replace humans, and in other cases man and technology can work together to solve problems neither would be able to do well separately. The focus of the professorship is on the consequences of digitalisation on health care services.
Applying Artificial Intelligence in Developing Personalized and Sustainable Healthcare for Spinal Disorders (AID-Spine, part I)
We will use machine learning methods on large survey and health register data in order to identify people with different treatment trajectories and health outcomes after surgical and/or conservative treatment for spinal disorders.
Needs and expectations among individuals, health personnel, and stakeholders involved in occupation and health (Bridgebuilder project)
Impaired musculoskeletal health is known to negatively impact work productivity and life quality. This project acts as a bridge between academic research and users’ needs in the society.
Publications and research
Wan, Su Wei; Chong, Choon Seng; Jee, Xin Pei; Pikkarainen, Minna; He, Hong-Gu (2022). Perioperative experiences and needs of patients who undergo colorectal cancer surgery and their family caregivers: a qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer .
Wan, Su Wei; Chong, Choon Seng; Toh, Ee-Lin; Lim, Siew Hoon; Loi, Carol T.T.; Lew, Yuen Foong Henry; Chua, Matthew Chin Heng; Jee, Xin Pei; Liu, Guangyu; Zhu, Lixia; Pikkarainen, Minna; He, Hong-Gu (2021). A Theory-Based, Multidisciplinary Approach to Cocreate a Patient-Centric Digital Solution to Enhance Perioperative Health Outcomes among Colorectal Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers: Development and Evaluation Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research . Vol. 23.
Oh, Hui Xian; De Silva, Deidre Anne; Toh, Zheng An; Pikkarainen, Minna; Wu, Vivien Xi; He, Hong-Gu (2021). The effectiveness of self-management interventions with action-taking components in improving health-related outcomes for adult stroke survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation .