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INTRODUCTION Clinical work is increasingly fragmented and requires extensive articulation and coordination. Computer systems may support such work. In this study, we investigate how instant messaging functions as a tool for supporting articulation work at the hospital. PURPOSE This paper aims to describe the characteristics of instant messaging(More)
OBJECTIVE To study early experiences with multidose drug dispensing (MDD) among different groups of health personnel. DESIGN Qualitative study based on focus-group interviews. SETTING Primary health care, Trondheim, Norway. MAIN OUTCOME The importance of trust in the technology and in collaborating partners is actualized in the early implementation of(More)
We present a framework for characterising hospital scenarios involving the patient chart. The paper-based chart is regarded as simple, efficient, and handy for mobile use by patient-care teams. However, the chart is available in only one physical place at a time, and it needs to be manually synchronised with the electronic healthcare record (EHR). The(More)
INTRODUCTION In surgical work there is a need for 'continuous planning' among staff to handle the frequently occurring variations from the planned patient treatment. In this paper, we present how three hospital information systems have support for three common patient trajectory variations. PURPOSE Highlight how deviations from a plan cause different(More)
We present a framework for characterising hospital scenarios involving the patient chart, a binder containing the most recent and essential information about one or several patients in the ward (i.e. laboratory results, information about medications, and plans for further treatment). The paper-based chart is regarded as simple, efficient, and handy for(More)
OBJECTIVE The introduction of health information technologies (HIT) can lead to unintended consequences. We studied a newly introduced electronic messaging (e-messaging) system for communication between homecare providers and general practitioners (GPs) in Norway. The objective of this paper is to identify and discuss unintended consequences of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Information and communication technologies (ICT) are seen as potentially powerful tools that may promote integration of care across organisational boundaries. Here, we present findings from a study of a Norwegian project where an electronic interdisciplinary discharge summary was implemented to improve communication and information exchange(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate how staff working in the perioperative domain copes with unforeseen events and in what way, if at all; they are supported in this by formal systems such as information systems. DESIGN Case study. We conducted our study in the Department of Surgery in a large academic hospital in Norway. The department(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore how the use of electronic messages support hospital and community care nurses' collaboration and communication concerning patients' admittance to and discharges from hospitals. BACKGROUND Nurses in hospitals and in community care play a crucial role in the transfer of patients between the home and the hospital. Several(More)