Rolf E. Nikula

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The demands on the health care sector are increasing both from the outside, e.g. political push for cost containment, improved service and quality, and from within as new technologies and procedures are introduced. This calls for an organisation that can adjust to new conditions through flexibility and creativeness. The concept of organisational learning(More)
Most often the investment in electronic patient records (EPR) is decided upon on the basis of descriptions of all the advantages this new technology will bring. We argue that an exchange of a paper-based patient record (PPR) with an EPR is an efficient way to automate manual routine work and distribute information but the real benefits from EPR depend on(More)
Politicians and hospital management in Sweden and Denmark focus on IT and especially Electronic Patient Record, EPR as a tool for changes that will lead to better economy as well as better quality and service to the patients. These changes are not direct effects of the new medium for patient records but indirect effects due to the possibilities embedded in(More)
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