Anne-Marie Suutari

Doctoral Student
Research School of Health and Welfare , School of Health and Welfare

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Anne-Marie Suutari is a cardiologist with a position at the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Höglandssjukhuset, Eksjö, Sweden. Her position includes daily clinical work with persons living with heart disease. She also engaged in healthcare quality improvements locally and regionally in the Jönköping County Council. In June 2017, Anne-Marie graduated from Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, with a major in Quality Improvement and Leadership in Health and Welfare. The education was completed within the Master’s program in Quality Improvement and Leadership in Health and Welfare Services.

Anne-Marie is a PhD-student at the School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, since April 2018. The preliminary title for her thesis is: “Co-production of Healthcare Services - Perspectives from Cardiac Care”.  Anne-Marie uses an interactive research approach to explore how co-production of healthcare services with persons living with heart disease, their family members and healthcare professionals might play out in a Swedish cardiac care setting. The first study explored how a small-scale model for co-production, a Learning Café, might work. The second study explored the barriers to and facilitators of co-production in a Swedish cardiac care setting. The third study was an Experience-Based Co-Design project aimed at improving heart failure care.

Anne-Marie was one of the speakers at International Forum Quality & Safety in Amsterdam, May 2018, giving a presentation of the first study of the thesis. The name of the presentation was ‘Learning Café’ Group Education Program with Atrial Fibrillation Patients – A Model for Co-production”

Anne-Marie completed her midway-seminar in November 2020 and is planned to defend her thesis in June 2023.

Main supervisor: Kristina Areskoug Josefsson, Professor, Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, The Department of Health Sciences, University West, Sweden; Department of Behavioral Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, 

Co-Supervisor: Annika Nordin, Assistant Professor, Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University

Co-Supervisor: Johan Thor, Associate Professor, Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University

Article

Suutari, A., Nordin, A., Kjellström, S., Thor, J., Areskoug Josefsson, K. (2022). Using stakeholders' experiences to redesign health services for persons living with heart failure: a case study protocol in a Swedish cardiac care setting [Protocol] BMJ Open, 12(3). More information
Suutari, A., Thor, J., Nordin, A., Kjellström, S., Areskoug Josefsson, K. (2021). Improving Health for People Living With Heart Failure: Focus Group Study of Preconditions for Co-Production of Health and Care Journal of Participatory Medicine, 13(2). More information
Suutari, A., Areskoug Josefsson, K., Kjellström, S., Nordin, A., Thor, J. (2019). Promoting a sense of security in everyday life—A case study of patients and professionals moving towards co-production in an atrial fibrillation “learning café” Health Expectations, 22(6), 1240-1250. More information

Conference paper

Suutari, A. (2022). Co-producing Health and Care Services – Perspectives from Cardiac Care. SynEnergy, The Microsystem Festival, March 2 – March 4, 2022, Jönköping, Sweden. More information
Suutari, A. (2020). Thesis in progress - Perspectives on co-production in a Swedish chronic cardiac care setting. IIAS Study Group on the Co-Production of Public Services, University of Haifa, Israel, 10 November 2020. More information
Suutari, A., Thor, J. (2018). ‘Learning Café’ group education program with atrial fibrillation patients – a model for co-production. International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 2-4 May 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More information