Malin Hofflander, Doctoral student

Health & Technology / Applied Health Technology


Malin Hofflander


RN, Msc, Doctoral student


Blekinge Institute of Technology
School of Health Science
SE-371 79 Karlskrona
Phone: +46 734 47 15 79

Title of Thesis work

Discharge planning at a distance.

Overall aim of the thesis

Discharge planning at a distance by using video-conference, is the main subject. Implementation of an IT-solution in the planning session and the experiences of patients ; professionals and next of kin is the focus.

Dissertation plan and preliminary time schedule


Licentiate 2011

Dissertation 2013

Main supervisor

Name: Sara Eriksén
Title: Professor
Affiliation: School of Computing, Blekinge Institute of Technology
E-mail: sara.eriksé

Assistant supervisor

Name: Christel Borg
Title: Senior Lecturer, PhD
Affiliation: School of Health Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Financing and affiliations

Industrial doctoral student

Planned publications

Manuscript for article one "Discharge-planning: Thoughts about using IT-solutions in the planning session" is under revision after review

Manuscript for article two is under finalization


Applied Health Technology Research Network at Blekinge Institute of Technology

IRIS (Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia) student network

Peer reviewed publications

Nilsson, L, Hofflander, M, Eriksén S, Borg, C. (2012) The importance of interaction in the implementation of information technology in healthcare: A Symbolic Interactionism study on the meaning of accessibility. Informatics for Health and Social Care. [Epub ahead of print] (doi:10.3109/17538157.2012.710683)

Hofflander, M, Nilsson, L, Eriksén S, Borg, C. (2012) Discharge planning: Narrated by nursing staff in primary healthcare and their concerns about using video conferencing in the planning session – An interview study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Vol 3, No 1 (2013).

Abstracts & conference presentations

Nilsson, L, Borg, C, Hofflander, M, Eriksén, S. PD 3.1 to the rescue - Challenges for Participatory Design in a health care context, 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2010; Sydney, NSW; 29 November 2010 through 3 December 2010; Code 83793, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series 2010, Pages 269-270


No assignments at BTH

Professional background

My employment is at the County council of Blekinge as manager in the health-care sector. As an industrial doctoral student I combine this work with studies at BTH



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