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An important step in advancing global health through informatics is to understand how systems support health professionals to deliver improved services to patients. Studies in several countries have highlighted the potential for clinical information systems to change patterns of work and communication, and in particular have raised concerns that they reduce nurses' time in direct care. However measuring the effects of systems on work is challenging and comparisons across studies have been hindered by a lack of standardised definitions and measurement tools. This paper describes the Work Observation Method by Activity Time (WOMBAT) technique version 1.0 and the ways in which the data generated can describe different aspects of health professionals' work. In 2011 a revised WOMBAT version 2.0 was developed specifically to facilitate its use by research teams in different countries. The new features provide opportunities for international comparative studies of nurses' work to be conducted.
|Title of host publication||NI 2012|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 11th international congress on nursing informatics|
|Place of Publication||Bethesda, Maryland, USA|
|Publisher||American Medical Informatics Association|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics - Montreal, Quebec, Montreal|
Duration: 23 Jun 2012 → 27 Jun 2012
|Conference||11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics|
|Period||23/06/12 → 27/06/12|
Advancing understanding of health professionals' work and communication patterns and the effectiveness of work reform initiatives.
Westbrook, J., Dunsmuir, W. & Duffield, C.
1/01/14 → 31/12/14