After the Clinical Introduction at the Infectious Diseases Department at Danderyds Hospital, the CIF team working at the clinic is ready to start observing all the activities that the department develops in its daily work…
But wait… what is CIF?
CIF, standing for Clinical Innovation Fellowships is a multidisciplinary EIT (European Innovation Technology) Health Innovation Fellowship supported by KI (Karolinska Institutet), KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) and the Stockholm County Council (Stockholm Läns Landsting). If you haven’t lost yourself with all this acronyms, there will be some more, further on.
The team that addresses you in this post is stationed at the Infectious Diseases Department at Danderyds Hospital. This team is composed by Peter Kelly (Medical Doctor), Julien Mauroy (Industrial Designer), Christoffer Haas (Business) and José Díaz (Engineer).
At the time you read this blog post, we have already completed a three weeks introduction program. The introduction started at CTMH (Center for Technology in Medicine and Health) headquarters at Flemingsberg.
This first week was followed by an incredible off-site kick-off (friendly named “Boot camp”). All of this accompanied by an immense quantity of arrangements that make this Fellowship possible (everything from intranet logins, to tools for team cohesion, going through observational exercises on-site and learning from the experiences of former participants).
And now, after the third week, the Clinical Introduction is for sure over. We have had a busy week packed with invaluable meetings with key resources at the Danderyds Hospital. We have been introduced to the hospital’s CEO, human resources, managers, doctors, nurses, assistant nurses, IT managers, the head of the clinic and many more, to whom we all have to extend our thanks for their welcome.
We have spent most of our time at the departments that, directly or indirectly, work with Infectious Diseases. From the Infectious Diseases’ wards 3 and 4, through Dermatology, Orthopedics and the Emergency Department.
And now introduced to all the levels of labor that make the clinical machinery work, it is our time now is time to follow its clockworkers, the women and men that make this clinical environment possible, steady and efficiently.
From our office at Hus 50, 4th floor, we thank again everyone that is making this possible, and we are excited to post next week again, after our first week observing activities on-site at the clinic.
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José (Team Infection)