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Sociotechnical integration of decision support in the dementia domain
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science. (Arcum)
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine.
2010 (English)In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365, Vol. 157, 79-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The need for improving dementia care has driven the development of the clinical decision support system DMSS (Dementia Management and Support System). A sociotechnical approach to design and development has been applied, with an activity-centered methodology and user participation throughout the process. Prototypes have been developed based on the characteristics of clinical practice and domain knowledge, while clinical practice has been subjected to different efforts for development such as education and organizational change. This paper addresses the lessons learned and role and impact DMSS has had, and is expected to have on the clinical assessment of dementia in different clinics in Sweden, South Korea and Japan. Furthermore, it will be described in what way the development of DMSS and the development of dementia care in these three areas are interlinked. Results indicate that the most important contribution of DMSS at the point of care, is the educational support that DMSS provides, part from the tailored explanatory support related to a patient case. This effect was partly manifested in a change of routines in the encounter with patients.

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2010. Vol. 157, 79-84 p.
Keyword [en]
Clinical decision-support systems, clinical practice, continuing medical education, dementia, evaluation, interaction design, sociotechnical
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Computer Science Geriatrics Nursing
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37369DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-569-3-79PubMedID: 20543371Local ID: 978-1-60750-568-6OAI: diva2:359614

Volume 157, 2010 har titeln: Information Technology in Health Care: Socio-Technical Approaches 2010 - From Safe Systems to Patient Safety. Edited by Christian Nøhr, Jos Aarts ISBN 978-1-60750-568-6. Conference Paper 4th International Conference on Information Technology in Health Care: Socio-Technical Approaches; Aalborg; 23 June 2010 through 24 June 2010; Code 81046, Conference Proceeding.

Available from: 2010-10-28 Created: 2010-10-28 Last updated: 2016-09-07Bibliographically approved

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