Introducing information technology in the clinical setting : Lessons learned in a trauma center.
Using a case study methodology, we examined the implementation of a nursing flow sheet system in the trauma center of a large, not-for-profit, teaching hospital.
Findings add new insights to the existing body of knowledge in the information technology and medical informatics fields.
First, results reveal that the success of clinical information systems requires a proactive stance where key actors anticipate and address the challenges ahead and capitalize on opportunities.
Second, empirical evidence indicates that project outcomes ultimately depend on how the implementation process is managed and what the organization and its members do with the system once it is introduced.
Finally, the case at hand shows that the nature and overall quality of the implementation strategy can be largely predicted by the key actors involved in the project, given their own background, skills, interest, and level of motivation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Technologie information, Informatique, Système information, Nursing, Infirmier, Pratique professionnelle, Assistance ordinateur, Hôpital, Méthodologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information technology, Computer science, Information system, Nursing, Nurse, Professional practice, Computer aid, Hospital, Methodology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0305554
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 27/11/1998.