A finger on the pulse: temporal rhythms and information seeking in medical work

  title={A finger on the pulse: temporal rhythms and information seeking in medical work},
  author={Madhu C. Reddy and Paul Dourish},
Most cooperative work takes place in information-rich environments. However, studies of "information work" tend to focus on the decontextualized access and retrieval problems faced by individual information seekers. Our work is directed towards understanding how information management is seamlessly integrated into the course of everyday activities. Drawing on an ethnographic study of medical work, we explore the relationship between information and temporal coordination and discuss the role of… CONTINUE READING
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