Last year I joined the DOME consortium. The consortium is built by researchers from all over Sweden, and the main focus is on studies of the introduction of patients’ online access to their electronic health records (PAEHR). The DOME consortium has been in place for quite some time, and I’ve had a lot of collaborations with researchers participating in the consortium before, but for some reason I never got around to joining – until last year that is.
And I have to say I enjoy it immensly. Working together with a group of people with very varying backgrounds, but all with great passion and enthusiasm about their research and about patient empowerment through eHealth is just so much fun! We have regular online meetings where we keep each other up to date about progress on our respective projects and plan joint activities. Right now, we’re e.g. working on a large survey study where over 2500 patients in Sweden have answered questions about how they use PAEHR and what benefits and challenges they experience.
So, if you want to keep up to date with what is happening with regards to PAEHR in Sweden, follow the researchers from the DOME project on twitter and keep an eye on our website! To find us, you can also check this blog post written by Jonas Moll – introducing the team behind the survey study.