Theory and methods: Against a background of theories on human-computer interaction and IT-mediated communication, different empirical studies of IT implementation in health care are analyzed. The outcome is an analytical discernment between different relations of communication and levels of interaction with IT in health care infrastructure. These relations and levels are synthesized into a framework for identifying tensions and potential problems in the mediation of health care with the IT system. These problems are also known as unexpected adverse consequences, UACs, from IT implementation into clinical health care practices.
Results: This paper develops a conceptual framework for addressing transformations of communication and workflow in health care as a result of implementing IT.
Conclusion and discussion: The purpose of the conceptual framework is to support the attention to and continuous screening for errors and unintended consequences of IT implementation into health care practices and outcomes.
|Translated title of the contribution||Opmærksomhed på Utilsigtede transformationer af Sundhedsvæsnets infrastruktur|
|Journal||International Journal of Integrated Care|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Nov 2007|
- human computer interaction
- change mangement
- information technology