AbstractsMedical & Health Science

A Fit between Clinical Workflow and Health Care Information Systems: Not waiting for Godot but making the journey

by Z. Niazkhani (Zahra)

Institution: Erasmus University
Year: 2009
Keywords: health care communication; health care information systems; medical informatics
Record ID: 1251238
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1765/17376


abstractHealth care has long suffered from inefficiencies due to the fragmentation of patient care information and the lack of coordination between health professionals [1]. Health care information systems (HISs) have been lauded as tools to remedy such inefficiencies [2, 3]. The primary idea behind the support of their implementation in health care is that these systems support clinical workflow and thereby decrease medical errors [2]. However, their introduction to health care settings have been accompanied by a transformation of the way their primary users, care providers, carry out clinical tasks and establish or maintain work relationships [4]. Studies have shown that these transformations have not always been productive [5, 6].text