Mette Kjer Kaltoft

R&D nurse and postdoc guest researcher at OUH Svendborg & SDU Odense

Mette obtained her PhD in 2015 with the thesis “Towards improved decision quality in person-centred healthcare: exploring the implications of decision support via Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis” at the Research Unit of General Practice, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
Her professional background incl. RN, post-graduate courses at Mayo Medical Center and obstetrics at a WHO-accredited Baby-Friendly Birth Center in Rochester Minnesota, USA, intensive care pediatric and community nursing, outreach projects in sexual- and reproductive health, and health visiting in multi-ethnic communities. Health Impact Decision Analysis, Translational Health, Middle Eastern Studies and Modern Standard Arabic along with research positions and working as a R&D nurse at Odense University Hospital (OUH) Svendborg Sygehus preceded the PhD study: Action research investigating the delivery of Annalisa-based decision support to patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in St. Mark’s Hospital, London, and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. The findings are being fed into the Danish context and involve translation. A major interest since 1984 has been exploring ways to help translate policy for equity in access to health into practice, also literally; and thus to a multi-criteria decision-analytic focus. A nationally funded project to develop decision support tools has just ended, involving an app integrated the EHJ in the Region of Southern Denmark – aiming to link to the national e-health portal.

My Sessions

Health Data Accessibility


Accessibility in Finland and Denmark Casandra Grundstrom, University of Oulu Connected Health is an overarching theme for accessibility to change the landscape for future healthcare industry. In this model, data is intrinsic to shape a holistic proactive approach to healthcare. This session will compare and contrast accessibility findings in their research for both industry and public […]