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Kaija  Saranto

Kaija Saranto

Professor, Emerita

Professor (emerita) in Health and Human Services Informatics

Department of Health and Social Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies

Dr Kaija Saranto has acted as a full professor in Health and Human Services Informatics (HHSI), University of Eastern Finland.  She started as he program director for master (first “IMIA accredited”) and doctoral degree programs in HHSI. She is a member in the research groups focusing on health data analytics, shared decision making and  virtual care as well as patient safety in cooperation with national and international colleagues. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American Academy of Nursing and an Inaugural Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. At present Saranto acts as the President of the International Association of Health  Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) under IMIA.

She is the past president of the Finnish Health Informatics Association under IMIA and has served as the International Taskforce Liaison for HIMSS TIGER Committee.  Currently, she is the chair of the WG Education of EFMI, and is actively engaged with the international curriculum development of health informatics for the digital society.


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