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 working at the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, The Highland Hospital, Eksjö, Sweden. This position includes daily clinical work with persons living with heart disease and quality improvement work locally at the clinic and in the Jönköping County Council. In June 2017 Anne-Marie graduated from Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, with major in Quality Improvement and Leadership within Health and Welfare. The education was completed within the Master’s programme in Quality Improvement and Leadership in Health and Welfare Services.

Since April 2018 Anne-Marie is a PhD-student at the School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University. She employs interactive research methods to study co-production of healthcare with the persons living with heart disease, their family members and healthcare professionals when planning, designing, delivering, evaluating and learning from healthcare processes. The preliminary title for the thesis is: “Co-production of Health and Care Services - Perspectives from Cardiac 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.

Main supervisor: Kristina Areskoug-Josefsson, Associate Professor, Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University

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