Jorunn Bjerkan

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INTRODUCTION A mandatory multidisciplinary plan for individual care, the 'Individual care Plan', was introduced by law in Norway in 2001. The regulation was established to meet the need for improved efficiency and quality of health and social services, and to increase patient involvement. The plan was intended for patients with long-term and complex needs(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim was to explore how a participatory design (PD) approach involving adult patients and parents of children with disabilities could contribute to the development of an electronic "Individual Care Plan" (e-ICP) in Norway. The system was intended to simplify multi-disciplinary cross-sector documentation and collaboration between care(More)
Since 2001, patients in Norway with long-term, complex needs for care have had a legal right to an "individual care plan", intended to increase efficiency and quality in health and social services, as well as patient involvement. Commonly, a responsible group is established to manage the planning process. A web-based application was developed and tested for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The Individual Care Plan (ICP) was introduced in Norway to meet new statutory requirements for user participation in health care planning, incorporating multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration. A web-based solution (electronic ICP [e-ICP]) was used to support the planning and documentation. The aim of this study was to(More)
Introduction: “IPLOS” is a central health register providing the basis for mandatory national statistics on care in Norwegian municipalities. Data are entered in IPLOS under 16 variables, for example “dressing” or “social behavior”. A score reflecting the care level is assigned for each variable. The aim of this study was to explore knowledge, skills and(More)
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