Bjorn-Erik Erlandsson

Bjorn-Erik Erlandsson (SM’82) received the Ph.D. degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in the field of applied electronics, in 1977. He is currently a Senior Advisor and Professor at the School of Technology and Health, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, primarily responsible for technology and quality in health care. His work experience ranges from research and development, quality management, and regulatory affairs in the international medical device industry, Siemens, and Nobel Industries. He worked as a Quality Manager in the pacemaker industry and has been the Director in Medical Informatics and Technology at the University Hospital of Northern Sweden, Umeå ̊, Sweden, and Akademiska Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, and also as a Professor in Biomedical Engineering. He is also involved in the standardization work in medical technology and medical informatics, chairman of SIS/TK334. Dr. Erlandsson was the Chairman of the Joint Working Group in Software and Medical Devices (SAMD) at CEN / CENELEC during 2010, and the Cochairman during 2011. He was the Chairman of the Medical Society’s Division of Medical Informatics for two years, Member of the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment, SBU Alertråd, and Coordinator EU policies at the Royal Institute of Technology’s Life.

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IEEE PULSE, Feature November/December 2015
Mining Social Media Big Data for Health
Advances in information technology (IT) and big data are affecting nearly every facet of the public and private sectors. Social media platforms are one example of such advances: its nature allows users to connect, collaborate, and debate on any topic... Read more