Patient care information systems and health care work: a sociotechnical approach

@article{Berg1999PatientCI,
  title={Patient care information systems and health care work: a sociotechnical approach},
  author={Marc Berg},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  year={1999},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          87-101
        }
}
Those who face the difficulties of developing useful patient care information systems (PCISs) often stress the importance of 'organizational issues'. Building upon recent sociological insights in the construction and use of information technologies for (health care) work, this paper underscores the importance of these insights for the development and evaluation of these systems. A sociotechnical approach to PCISs in health care is outlined, and two implications of this empirically grounded… CONTINUE READING

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