Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2834
Title: Keeping Distributed Care Together: Medical Summaries Reconsidered
Authors: Mønsted, Troels
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer, Cham
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 2015: Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 143-161
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: Summaries in the medical record have traditionally offered health professionals good cognitive support by guiding reading of the medical record and supporting communication and collaboration in clinical teams. However, because of increased distribution of chronic care and fragmentation of the medical record, summaries are becoming increasingly incomplete and have lost some of their ability to mediate collaboration in clinical teams and support situated sensemaking. Based on findings from a project aimed at studying and designing IT to support collaboration among health professionals in distributed, chronic care, this article present a detail study of current use of summaries and discusses how a new type of summary can be designed to offer better support for distributed, chronic care. Overall I argue that we must maintain an appropriate balance between structure and flexibility, while reconsidering the readership, the authorship, and the maintenance of summaries.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-20499-4_8
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2834
ISBN: 978-3-319-20498-7
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Oslo, Norway
metadata.mci.conference.date: 19-23 September 2015
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