Constructing Technology-in-use Practices

EPR-adaptation in Canada and Norway

Nina Boulus-Rødje, Pernille Bjørn

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Abstrakt

Investigating two longitudinal ethnographic studies of managing gradual adaptation of electronic patient records in Canada and Norway, we conduct a cross-case analysis of the enabling factors that support a continuous transformation of technology and health care practices. In line with previous research, our study shows that large-scale information systems adaptation in health care should be managed by a project-group including not only IT-developers, but also representatives of future users and management. While we also argue for the importance of these meetings, we complement and expand the notion of project meetings by providing a conceptualization of the essential aspects of these meetings. Our conceptualization is composed of continuous reflection-on-practice activities to construct technology-in-use practices. Reflection-on-action activities are internally initiated, and comprise critical reflections by the participants, who continuously evaluate and question work practices in relation to technology.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelInformation Technology in Health Care 2007
Redaktører Johanna I. Westbrook, Enrico W. Coiera, Joanne L. Callen, Jos Aarts
Antal sider13
ForlagIOS Press
Publikationsdato2007
Sider143-155
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-58603-777-2
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-60750-268-5
StatusUdgivet - 2007
Udgivet eksterntJa
NavnStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Vol/bind130
ISSN0926-9630

Citer dette

Boulus-Rødje, N., & Bjørn, P. (2007). Constructing Technology-in-use Practices: EPR-adaptation in Canada and Norway. I J. I. Westbrook, E. W. Coiera, J. L. Callen, & J. Aarts (red.), Information Technology in Health Care 2007 (s. 143-155). IOS Press. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Bind. 130