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.Speaking seminar: Theme 2: Co-production in practice – moving to the next level together!