Sabine Koch

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This paper presents a new multi-disciplinary method for user needs analysis and requirements specification in the context of health information systems based on established theories from the fields of participatory design and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW). Whereas conventional methods imply a separate, sequential needs analysis for each(More)
PURPOSE The authors identified the need for a cross-disciplinary research view of issues to ensure an integrated citizen-centric support to achieve optimal health of individual citizens and, in particular, the role of informatics to inform and coordinate support towards integrated and holistic care. METHOD An Exploratory Workshop was approved and(More)
The objective of this paper is to identify trends and new technological developments that appear due to an ageing society and to relate them to current research in the field of medical informatics. A survey of the current literature reveals that recent technological advances have been made in the fields of "telecare and home-monitoring", "smart homes and(More)
BACKGROUND Shared homecare is increasingly common, and in order to develop ICT that support such complex cooperative and interdisciplinary work it is crucial to obtain an understanding of work processes at the clinical level before the development is initiated. It is also crucial, but difficult, to correctly transfer this insight to the development team. (More)
Mobile work situations within home care of the elderly require immediate and ubiquitous access to patient-oriented data. We have developed a PDA based prototype that provides both access to the current care plan and an intuitive way for home help personnel to document the performed measures during mobile work. System development was conducted according to a(More)
UNLABELLED When care professionals from different organisations are involved in patient care, their different views on the care process may not be meaningfully integrated. OBJECTIVE To use visualisation and interaction design solutions addressing the specific demands of shared care in order to support a collaborative work process. METHODS Participatory(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a user-centred method for introducing ICT in health care organisations, taking factors that influence acceptance into account. METHODS User centred methods are used in combination with previous research regarding factors that affect user acceptance, in order to facilitate users' acceptance of new ICT tools. RESULTS A method is(More)
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) to support integrated healthcare services in elderly homecare is becoming more established. In particular, ICT can enable information exchange, knowledge sharing and documentation at the point-of-care (POC). The aim of this study was to explore these effects using the Old@Home prototype. Old@Home was(More)