Terje Aksel Sanner

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Room 6461
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 23B Ole-Johan Dahls hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1080 Blindern 0316 OSLO


Research Interests


I'm interested in digital platforms as a vehicle for public sector information systems strengthening, particularly in the health and education domains. Digital platforms have revolutionized the commercial software industry, but how can they be developed and governed to realize innovation and value co-creation potentials also in the public sectors? 

Practically and empirically, I work with the following problem areas:

  • Strengthening public sector information systems to support data-driven health and education management
  • Facilitating innovation and integration of public sector information systems 
  • Leveraging IT to enhance health and education data quality, accessibility, and use 
  • Scaling and cross-fertilization of public sector information use innovations  

University Teaching

I administer and teach the interdisciplinary course: IN5330 Health Management Information Systems (IN9330).

I co-administer and teach the department's introductory course to informatics bachelor students: IN1030 – Systems, Requirements, and Consequences

Presenting at IFIP 9.4 conference

Ph.D. students supervised

The following candidates have completed their Ph.D. in Information Systems with my supervision:

Wilfred Felix Senyoni (2021), Institutional Work in Strengthening Health Information Systems in Fragmented Settings: An Action Research Study of Information Dashboards in East African Community and Indonesia

Lars Kristian Roland (2018), Designing architectural patterns for distributed flexibility in health information systems


Master students supervised

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

Knudsen, Øystein, School Report Cards in The Gambia: Exploring perceived opportunities and challenges of digitization (2021)

Halilaj, Alxhip, Developing and testing for usability
within a low reso urce context: An action case study of the School report card in the Gambia (2021)

Johnson, Lars-August Udnesseter, Developing and testing for usability
within a low resource context: An action case study of the School report card in the Gambia (2021)

Nguyen, Rambi,  Identifying usability aspects with digital pupil attendance registration in a low resource context (2021)

Subaschandran, Saru,  A case study investigating the usability of an EMIS application in The Gambia (2021)

Henie, Jonas Berg, Developing for usability and user involvement in a low resource contex (2018)

Egede-Nissen, Øyvind , Using Nutrition Clinical Decision Support Systems in low resource settings: A case from Rwanda (2018)

Falch, Vetle Arildsønn , Forbedring av rask og jevn pasientflyt ved bruk av IT verktøy for koordinasjon hos sykehusets støttetjenester En case studie av renholdsprosesser på et norsk sykehus (2018)

Parramore, Anastasia, Computer supported evidence-based decision-making at health facilities in Zambia (2017)

Ogega, Peter Mogaka, Data use challenges and the potential of live visualization tools data - A case study of health data-use workshops in Zambia (2017)

Roa, Julie Hill, Designing mobile instant messaging for collaborative health data management in Rwanda (2017)

Fraschetti, Yrjan Aleksander Frøyland, Designing mobile instant messaging for collaborative health data management in Rwanda (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 Developments Goals (SDGs)
Published Jan. 19, 2011 2:05 PM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2021 10:35 AM