Researching collective mindfulness and health IT: a framework and translation to context-specific questions

Valentina Lichtner, Bryony Dean Franklin, Johanna I. Westbrook

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To improve patient safety, hospital organisations are encouraged to run their operations in line with high reliability organisations' collective mindfulness principles and practices. For the same safety goals, they also implement health information technology (IT). However, little is known about whether, or how, health IT can impact organisational mindfulness, and thereby safety. We propose that research in this area can be approached through a simple framework of overarching, umbrella questions, then carefully translated into nuanced context-specific questions and study designs. The framework and approach we propose provides a structure for comparing results from studies of collective mindfulness and health IT, across different clinical contexts and IT applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContext sensitive health informatics
Subtitle of host publicationsustainability in dynamic ecosystems
EditorsRomaric Marcilly, Craig E. Kuziemsky, Christian Nøhr, Sylvia Pelayo
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680057
ISBN (Print)9781643680040
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2019
EventContext Sensitive Health Informatics Conference, CSHI 2019 - Lille, France
Duration: 23 Aug 201924 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceContext Sensitive Health Informatics Conference, CSHI 2019

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  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics
  • Mindfulness
  • Patient Safety
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research Design


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