Piia Hyvämäki

Doctoral researcher, Senior Lecturer OUAS

Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology
Faculty of Medicine

My research focuses on inter-organizational health information exchange in healthcare from the patient safety perspective.

My research study aims to describe the inter-organizational health information exchange (HIE) from a patient safety point of view. The objective is to understand factors in HIE influencing patient safety for development work.

In addition to my dissertation, I work as a senior lecturer in Research, Development, and Innovation, specializing in digital solutions. My main responsibility is to work as a project manager and expert in various projects. Before this, I worked as a nursing lecturer focusing on intensive care and health technology. My strongest research expertise is qualitative research (interviews and content analysis) and systematic reviews.

Research interests

  • Patientsafety
  • Health information exchange
  • Health information systems
  • Digitalization

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Yliopistokatu 9
90570 Oulu

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