Camilla Bjørnstad works 50 percent as PhD student at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research. She graduated as a pharmacist from UiT the Arctic University of Norway in 2000, and works in the remaining 50 percent as a chief pharmacist at the hospital pharmacy in Tromsø. She has previously been working as a senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy.
As a pharmacist, Camilla has worked with quality assurance of medication management both in municipal and specialist health services. In addition, she has worked as a clinical pharmacist at the rheumatology department at the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN). The focus was to reveal real and potential drug-related problems for the individual patient as well as to provide individually adapted information for patients to ensure proper use. From 2012 to 2014, Camilla joined the group who acquired the electronic medication management system (EMMS) in the Northern Norwegian Regional Health Trust.
She started her PhD in 2015 and the focus on her research is on the implementation of the EMMS. The goal is to find strategies that may contribute to successful implementation of comprehensive and complex medication systems.