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How and why are communities of practice established in the healthcare sector? A systematic review of the literature
A systematic review of the literature on CoPs was conducted, to examine how and why CoPs have been established and whether they have been shown to improve healthcare practice. Expand
Health sector accreditation research: a systematic review.
The health care accreditation industry appears to be purposefully moving towards constructing the evidence to ground the understanding of accreditation, with consistent findings in two categories: promote change and professional development. Expand
Nurses’ workarounds in acute healthcare settings: a scoping review
This paper assesses the peer reviewed empirical evidence available on the use, proliferation, conceptualisation, rationalisation and perceived impact of nurses’ use of workarounds in acute care settings and examines the importance of displaying competency (image management), collegiality and organisational and cultural norms play a role in nurses' use ofWorkarounds. Expand
How and where clinicians exercise power: interprofessional relations in health care.
A "negotiated order" perspective was applied to a multi-site setting to articulate the ways in which clinicians' roles, accountabilities and contributions to patient care are shaped by the care setting and are influenced by the management of patient pathways. Expand
A realist evaluation of the role of communities of practice in changing healthcare practice
This study further enhances the value of realist evaluations by incorporating a social network analysis component to quantify the structural context associated with CoPs. Expand
‘It’s an Interesting Conversation I’m Hearing’: The Doctor as Manager
The aim of this article is to outline in discursive-linguistic terms how doctor-managers (or ‘physician-executives’ as they are termed in the USA) manage the incommensurate dimensions of theirExpand
Bridges, brokers and boundary spanners in collaborative networks: a systematic review
Collaborative networks by definition, seek to bring disparate groups together so that they can work effectively and synergistically together, and brokers can support the controlled transfer of specialised knowledge between groups. Expand
Effects of Two Commercial Electronic Prescribing Systems on Prescribing Error Rates in Hospital In-Patients: A Before and After Study
In a before-and-after study, Johanna Westbrook and colleagues evaluate the change in prescribing error rates after the introduction of two commercial electronic prescribing systems in two AustralianExpand
The impact of clinical leadership on health information technology adoption: Systematic review
Evidence is provided that clinical leaders can positively contribute to successful IT adoption in healthcare organisations and cultivate the necessary IT competencies, establish mutual partnerships with IT professionals, and execute proactive IT behaviours to achievesuccessful IT adoption. Expand