Moona Huhtakangas

Moona Huhtakangas


University teacher


I work as a university teacher in Health Management Master´s education and I am currently conducting my doctoral thesis in Management in Social and Health Management research group. The topic of by doctoral thesis is Patient-centredness in frequent attenders´ healthcare services. My other research interests are related to digitalization in healthcare and particularly on patient´s role in digital healthcare services.


Research interests

  • Patient-centredness in frequent attenders´ healthcare services
  • Patient-centredness in digital healthcare


Social media

Professional and community activities

  • Nursing Science and Health Management Degree Programme Committee

Selected publications

  • Huhtakangas, Moona; Tuomikoski, Anna‐Maria; Kyngäs, Helvi; Kanste, Outi (2020) Frequent attenders' experiences of encounters with healthcare personnel: A systematic review of qualitative studies. - Nursing and health sciences [Epub ahead of print 09 Oct 2020], 1-16 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Huhtakangas, Moona; Kyngäs, Helvi; Bloigu, Risto; Kanste, Outi (2020) Differentiating middle-aged long-term and short-term frequent attenders by means of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study : Long-term and short-term frequent attenders. - Scandinavian journal of caring sciences [Epub ahead of print 02 Aug 2020], 1-11 . [Original]
  • Laukka, Elina; Huhtakangas, Moona; Heponiemi, Tarja; Kujala, Sari; Kaihlanen, Anu-Marja; Gluschkoff, Kia; Kanste, Outi (2020) Health Care Professionals’ Experiences of Patient-Professional Communication Over Patient Portals: Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. - Journal of medical internet research 22 (12), e21623 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Laukka, Elina; Huhtakangas, Moona; Heponiemi, Tarja; Kanste, Outi (2020) Identifying the Roles of Healthcare Leaders in HIT Implementation: A Scoping Review of the Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence. - International journal of environmental research and public health 17 (8), 2865 . [Original] [Self-archived]

Thesis supervisions

    • Supervision of 21 Master theses (8 ongoing, 13 completed)
    • Supervision of 21 Bachelor theses (2 ongoing, 19 completed)