Terje Aksel Sanner

Image of Terje Aksel Sanner
Norwegian version of this page
Phone +4791759827
Mobile phone +4791759827
Room 6461

Research Interests

My research concerns digital innovation in the public sector and the development, integration and
governance of complex health information systems.

I have worked with and continue to work with the following problem areas:

  • Information systems to support health care management
  • Evidence based decision making to improve quality and coverage of essential health services
  • Use of mobile technology to strengthen health information systems

University Teaching

I administer and teach the interdisciplinary course: INF5761 Health Management Information Systems at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. I have also assisted the University of Rwanda (Kigali) and the University of Public Health in Myanmar (Yangon) in setting up health information system courses. 


Student supervision

The following students have completed their Master's Theses in Information Systems with my supervision:

Vetle Arildsønn Falch (2018)

Parramore, Anastasia (2017)

Ogega, Peter Mogaka (2017)

Roa, Julie Hill (2017)

Fraschetti, Yrjan Aleksander Frøyland (2017)

Ommundsen, Simon Oliver, Designing an Education Management Information System - A case study on the introduction of a digital, mobile-to-web Education Management Information System in Zambia (2017)

Sujatmiko, Nugroho Fitria, Implementing DHIS2 Feedback via Short Message Service: A Case Study for Uganda WEMR Health Workers (2015)

Rein, Torbein, Feedback as Motivation: Case study in Uganda WEMR Program (2015)

Al-Nashy, Safa Ahmed Tahir, Managing scaling of HIS: Implementation of DHIS2 in Sudan (2015)  


Tags: health information systems, global health, sustainable development


Roland, Lars Kristian; Sanner, Terje Aksel; Sæbø, Johan Ivar & Monteiro, Eric (2017). P for Platform. Architectures of large-scale participatory design. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems.  ISSN 0905-0167.  29(2)

Sanner, Terje Aksel; Manda, Tiwonge Davis; Nielsen, Petter. 
Grafting: Balancing Control and Cultivation in Information Infrastructure Innovation. Journal of the AIS 2014 ;Volume 15.(4) p. 220-243

Sanner, Terje Aksel; Sæbø, Johan Ivar. 
Paying Per Diems for ICT4D Project Participation: A Sustainability Challenge. Information Technologies and International Development 2014 ;Volume 10.(2) p. 33-47

Sanner, Terje Aksel; Roland, Lars Kristian & Braa, Kristin (2012). From pilot to scale: Towards and mHealth typology for low-resource contexts. Health Policy and Technology.  ISSN 2211-8837. 1(1), s 155- 164 . doi: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2012.07.009

View all works in Cristin

  • Øvrelid, Egil; Sanner, Terje Aksel & Siebenherz, Anette (2018). Creating Coordinative Paths from admission to discharge: The role of lightweight IT in hospital digital process innovation.
  • Sanner, Terje Aksel (2015). Grafting Information Infrastructure: Mobile Phone‐based Health Information System Implementations in India and Malawi.
  • Sæbø, Johan Ivar; Sanner, Terje Aksel & Muhire, Andrew (2014). Better Information, Better Decisions, Better Health.
  • Roland, Lars Kristian & Sanner, Terje Aksel (2013). Accommodating Multiple Rationalities in Patient Oriented Health Information System Design.
  • Sanner, Terje Aksel; Sæbø, Johan Ivar & Moyo, Christon M. (2013). Interdependent Institutional Logics: The Case Of Health Information System Restructuring In Malawi.
  • Sanner, Terje Aksel; Braa, Kristin & Roland, Lars Kristian (2012). From Pilot to Scale: Towards a mHealth Typology for Low Resource Contexts.
  • Sanner, Terje Aksel & Manda, Davis Tiwonge (2012). Bootstrapping Information Technology Innovations Across Organisational and Geographical Boundaries: Lessons from an mHealth Implementation in Malawi.
  • Sanner, Terje Aksel & Braa, Kristin (2011). Making mHealth happen for Health Information systems in low resource settings.

View all works in Cristin

Published Jan. 19, 2011 2:05 PM - Last modified Mar. 13, 2018 4:18 PM