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Title: A Patchwork Planet Integration and Cooperation in Hospitals
Authors: Ellingsen, Gunnar
Monteiro, Eric
Keywords: ambiguity;collaborative work practices;electronic patient records (EPR);fragmentation;hospital information systems;integration;redundancy
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Springer
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 12, No. 1
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 71-95
Series/Report no.: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
Abstract: The `seamless' integration of a collectionof information systems has been recognised asvital in promoting and realising thecollaborative aspects of work. This emphasis onthe collaborative role of integrationsupplements other studies in CSCW focusing onmore singular tools for collaboration.Empirically, we analyse the design and use ofan electronic patient record system (EPR) inlarge hospitals in Norway. We discuss theconditions for and types of integration of EPRwith the host of related information systems inhospitals. We formulate design principles forthe integration of collaborative informationsystems based on a pragmatic study of theproductive role of redundant, fragmented andambiguous information.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1023/A:1022469522932
ISSN: 1573-7551
Appears in Collections:JCSCW Vol. 12 (2003)

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