Accreditation and Participatory Design in the Health-Care Sector

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We reconsider the role of participatory design approaches emphasizing the current context of the accreditation regime imposed on the Danish healthcare sector. We describe effects-driven IT development as an instrument supporting sustained participatory design. Effects-driven IT development includes specifying, realizing, and measuring effects from using an information technology. This approach aligns with much of the logic inherent in accreditation and it supports challenging parts of the accreditation process. Effects-driven IT development furthermore might support effects related to clinical evidence-based thinking. We describe and compare effects- driven IT development with accreditation and discuss the prospects and challenges for this approach to participatory design within the healthcare domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38)
EditorsAnssi Öörni, Kari Kuutti, Harri Oinas-kukkonen, Mikko Rajanen
Number of pages10
Publication dateAug 2015
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-62-0917-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
Event38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38): Anssi Öörni, Netta Iivari, Kari Kuutti, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen and Mikko Rajanen (Eds.) - University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Duration: 9 Aug 201512 Aug 2015


Conference38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38)
LocationUniversity of Oulu
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Proceeding kun udgivet på USB / only published on USB stick


  • Accreditation
  • Healthcare
  • Effects-Driven IT Development
  • Participatory Design

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