Positive impact on future patients

Important changes can be made with digital health




Tinna Rut Hannesdóttir is a graduate student in the MSc Digital Health program at Reykjavik University. She finds the program very exciting, emphasizing user-friendly design where all decisions are made in the user's best interest. Tinna Rut works for Sidekick Health, which offers digital solutions for the healthcare system.

I have heard stories from Sidekick users on how our digital solutions have helped them improve their lives and even saved lives in some cases. I therefore have great faith in this sector which is very necessary given the fragility of our healthcare system, long waiting lists and staff experiencing burnout. It seems very clear to me that we need to make changes.

With her studies and work being closely linked Tinna Rut has been able to intertwine her studies into her work and vice versa.

I mostly learned from my studies to always think about the user in everything I do at work. We are not designing for ourselves, but for the user/patient in question, and all decisions must be made with that person in mind. I wholeheartedly recommend the program, as it is very exciting to be in such a new program that you know will have a positive impact on people's lives in the future. You can also feel how excited the teachers are to teach and introduce us to this field

The MSc in Digital Health is an excellent option for students interested in the intersection of healthcare and technology who want to create a meaningful impact. The program emphasizes practical skills and real-world applications, which provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to excel in this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

Apply for graduate studies at Reykjavík University by the 30th of April.