The temporal landscape of residential aged care facilities - implications for context-sensitive health technology

Andrew Georgiou*, Amina Tariq, Johanna I. Westbrook

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Abstract

Health information technology (IT) can have a profound effect on the temporal flow and organisation of work. Yet research into the context, meaning and significance of temporal factors remains limited, most likely because of its complexity. This study outlines the role of communications in the context of the temporal and organizational landscape of seven Australian residential aged care facilities displaying a range of information exchange practices and health IT capacity. The study used qualitative and observational methods to identify temporal factors associated with internal and external modes of communication across the facilities and to explore the use of artifacts. The study concludes with a depiction of the temporal landscape of residential aged care particularly in regards to the way that work is allocated, prioritized, sequenced and coordinated. We argue that the temporal landscape involves key context-sensitive factors that are critical to understanding the way that humans accommodate to, and deal with health technologies, and which are therefore important for the delivery of safe and effective care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContext sensitive health informatics
Subtitle of host publicationhuman and sociotechnical approaches
EditorsMarie-Catherine Beuscart-Zéphir, Monique Jaspers, Craig Kuziemsky, Christian Nøhr, Jos Aarts
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages69-74
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614992936
ISBN (Print)9781614992929
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Context Sensitive Health Informatics, Human and Sociotechnical Approaches - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 1 Aug 2013 → …

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS PRESS
Volume194
ISSN (Print)0926-9630

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Context Sensitive Health Informatics, Human and Sociotechnical Approaches
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period1/08/13 → …

Bibliographical note

Copyright the Author(s) 2013. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

Keywords

  • Long term care
  • Time
  • Evaluation studies
  • Communications
  • Aged care informatics
  • Organizational innovation
  • TIME

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