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The Experience of Healthcare Workers Following the Implementation of an IT-System in a Home for the Aged
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3211-6529
2017 (English)In: Irish Journal of Medical Science, ISSN 0021-1265, E-ISSN 1863-4362, Vol. 186, no Suppl.4, p. S161-S161Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
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We report on how health personnel at a home for the aged wereaffected by the introduction of an IT-system to help when nursedocumentation of patient activity and condition. The design of ITsystems for documentation by care-givers in healthcare is topicalbecause of the challenges posed by the need for high levels of safety,confidentiality and ethical responsibility. Health care staff work underextreme time-pressure including emergency situations. It is criticallyimportant to have IT-systems that are easy to use: to find informationand make records.This qualitative study utilises observation and interviews to gaindeep understanding. Observation data guide the interviews. Interviewswith nurses (10) and an IT analyst (1) are reported.Lack of time is a contributing factor as to why health personnel donot have a positive attitude to the use of IT documentation systems.Nurses feel that the lack of time does not afford them the opportunityto learn properly about the IT-system, and many of the staff haveworked with paper for over 20 years. It is also seen as a problem thatthere are many steps (clicks) before one can make a note or findinformation. One of the advantages reported with using IT-systems isthat all information is at one site. Everything is safety copied andconfidentiality is easier to secure.Using IT documentation systems facilitates the use of careplansthat are individualized for patient needs, instead treating all patientswith a particular disease, e.g. dementia, in the same way

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Springer, 2017. Vol. 186, no Suppl.4, p. S161-S161
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Nursing Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Medical Ethics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65688DOI: 10.1007/s11845-017-1573-4ISI: 000405392800002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-65688DiVA, id: diva2:1175625
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The RAMI Section of Healthcare Informatics Students Meeting, Friday 17th June 2016, Setanta House, Dublin
Available from: 2018-01-18 Created: 2018-01-18 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved

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