Tiina Mäenpää

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The goal of this paper is to describe some benefits and possible cost consequences of computer based access to specialised health care information. A before-after activity analysis regarding 20 diabetic patients' clinical appointments was performed in a Health Centre in Satakunta region in Finland. Cost data, an interview, time-and-motion studies, and flow(More)
The resulting regional healthcare information systems were expected to have effects and impacts on health care procedures, work practices and treatment outcomes. The aim is to find out how health information systems have been investigated, what has been investigated and what are the outcomes. A systematic review was carried out of the research on the(More)
BACKGROUND The implementation of a technology such as health information exchange (HIE) through a Regional Health Information System (RHIS) may improve the mobilization of health care information electronically across organizations. There is a need to coordinate care and bring together regional and local stakeholders. OBJECTIVES To describe how HIE had(More)
The objective of this study is to formulate a clearer picture of how a regional healthcare information system affects the completeness of patient health care and health care delivery. The purpose is to study how the implementation of regional health information systems has influenced outcomes in health care delivery in one hospital area in Finland. The(More)
UNLABELLED Interest in improving quality and effectiveness is the primary driver for health information exchange efforts across a health care system to improve the provision of public health care services. OBJECTIVE The aim here was to describe and identify the impact of a regional health information exchange (HIE) using quantitative statistics for(More)
BACKGROUND The foundation of the health and well-being of a child in primary school age is the family. To promote the child's comprehensive health, we must develop the cooperation between the family and the primary school nurse. AIM The aim of the study was to develop a family nursing oriented substantive theory of cooperation between primary school(More)
INTRODUCTION Cooperation between pupils' parents and school nurses is an important part of health promotion in primary schools. Developing frank and trusting relationships contributes to easy and uninhibited cooperation. Cooperation between parents and school nurses has not been widely researched internationally. AIMS This article reports on parents'(More)
This paper deals with research on cooperation with the school nurse described by sixth graders. The data were collected via six focus group interviews in 2003-2004. Twenty-two sixth graders (aged 11-12 years) participated in the research. The data were analysed by the constant comparison method based on grounded theory. The analysis yielded a number of(More)
Tiina Mäenpää, PhD student, Paula Asikainen, PhD Tarja Suominen, PhD, professor University of Tampere, Department of Nursing Science, Finland; 2 Administrative Head Nurse, Satakunta Hospital District, Finland Abstract The purpose was to find out people’s experiences of a Regional Health Information System (RHIS) after five years’ usage. Thematic interviews(More)
BACKGROUND Nowadays, patients can be more involved in developing healthcare services with their healthcare professionals. Patient-centred information is a key part of improving regional health information exchange (HIE), giving patients an active role in care management. AIM The aim was to get a deeper understanding of the flow of information and(More)