Jeffrey Braithwaite

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BACKGROUND Communities of Practice (CoPs) are promoted in the healthcare sector as a means of generating and sharing knowledge and improving organisational performance. However CoPs vary considerably in the way they are structured and operate in the sector. If CoPs are to be cultivated to benefit healthcare organisations, there is a need to examine and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze research into accreditation and accreditation processes. DATA SOURCES A multi-method, systematic review of the accreditation literature was conducted from March to May 2007. The search identified articles researching accreditation. Discussion or commentary pieces were excluded. STUDY(More)
BACKGROUND Research on root cause analysis (RCA), a pivotal component of many patient safety improvement programmes, is limited. OBJECTIVE To study a cohort of health professionals who conducted RCAs after completing the NSW Safety Improvement Program (SIP). HYPOTHESIS Participants in RCAs would: (1) differ in demographic profile from non-participants,(More)
OBJECTIVE Few research designs look at the deep structure of complex social systems. We report the design and implementation of a multimethod evaluation model to assess the impact of computerized order entry systems on both the technical and social systems within a health care organization. DESIGN We designed a multimethod evaluation model informed by(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency departments (EDs) are high pressure health care settings involving complex interactions between staff members in providing and organising patient care. Without good communication and cooperation amongst members of the ED team, quality of care is at risk. This study examined the problem-solving, medication advice-seeking and socialising(More)
Studies have identified the importance of hospitals' organisational culture in clinical information system diffusion, but few have quantified its role. This study measured organisational culture in two Australian hospitals to explore whether clinicians' perceptions of culture related to their attitudes to, and satisfaction with, a computerised provider(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare organisations seeking to manage knowledge and improve organisational performance are increasingly investing in communities of practice (CoPs). Such investments are being made in the absence of empirical evidence demonstrating the impact of CoPs in improving the delivery of healthcare. A realist evaluation is proposed to address this(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare four health professions' attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration (IPC) and their evaluations of a programme aimed at enhancing IPC across a health system. DESIGN Questionnaire survey. SETTING Australian Capital Territory health services. PARTICIPANTS Sample of medical (38), nursing (198), allied health (152) and(More)
BACKGROUND Workarounds circumvent or temporarily 'fix' perceived workflow hindrances to meet a goal or to achieve it more readily. Behaviours fitting the definition of workarounds often include violations, deviations, problem solving, improvisations, procedural failures and shortcuts. Clinicians implement workarounds in response to the complexity of(More)
There is a substantial amount of organisational restructuring presently occurring in Australian public hospitals. However, there has been a lack of systematic research conducted about this phenomenon. In Australia most literature about organisational restructuring has employed a case study approach. Although there has been a great deal of support for(More)