Selecting clinical computing hardware devices for hospital wards

the role of IT vendors

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Abstract

There is limited evidence available to inform decision making processes for selecting clinical computing hardware devices for implementation on hospital wards. We undertook a study to determine the role of IT vendors in this decision making process and to ascertain the factors that vendors deem important to consider in the selection of computing devices. Interviews were conducted with twelve vendors who provide hardware and/or software products to hospitals. Interviews were recorded and the transcripts were analyzed by coding of key
concepts. The results highlight the need to assess information about a number of technology, workflow and environmental factors. The study provides a basis for developing a framework to assist decision makers in identifying the ideal devices to adequately support clinical work practices.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 12 Sep 201015 Sep 2010

Other

Other13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period12/09/1015/09/10

Keywords

  • computers
  • computer systems
  • decision making
  • hospitals

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    Prgomet, M., Callen, J., & Westbrook, J. (2010). Selecting clinical computing hardware devices for hospital wards: the role of IT vendors. Poster session presented at 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.