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Implementing an HIS project:everyday features and practicalities of NHS project work.

Martin, Dave and Mariani, John and Rouncefield, Mark (2004) Implementing an HIS project:everyday features and practicalities of NHS project work. Health Informatics Journal, 10 (4). pp. 303-313. ISSN 1741-2811

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Abstract

This article considers some of the everyday practicalities of delivering an electronic health record project within an NHS hospital trust. Using ethnographic, observational data we document how and in what ways the orderly character of project work is achieved against a background of battles and negotiations to deliver the project within and despite various organizational contingencies and constraints.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health Informatics Journal
Additional Information: Part of the EPSRC Chameleon project, looking at the problems of adequately supporting the concept of an EPR (electronic patient record). The major challenge is to discover a 'global' information flow and processes; in so doing, uncovering a current lack of consistency, coherence and integration of terminology, information and processes that must be overcome and reconciled to enable project success. This paper was cited in Prof. Randell's memorandum to the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Accounts. Related work published in the 2004 iSHIMR conference won the best paper prize. Fifth most cited article from the HIJ as of July 1st 2007. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Computer Science and Informatics
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnography ; hospital information system (HIS) ; project work
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 2535
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2008 10:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2014 11:34
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2535

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