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Challenges in Applying a Participatory Approach in a Nation-wide Project -The Case of ‘Usability of Swedish eHealth Systems 2013’
Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2597-1079
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8607-948X
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0740-4123
Karolinska institutet, Health Informatics Centre; Sweden.
2013 (English)In: Past History and Future Challenges of Human Work Interaction Design (HWID): Generating cross-domain knowledge about connecting work analysis and interaction design / [ed] Torkil Clemmensen, Bengt Sandblad, Arminda Lopes & Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, Cape Town: INTERACT , 2013, 33-38 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many healthcare organizations are currently committed to organizational change and quality improvement projects. Unfortunately, little effort is put into health information system development according to usability requirements and methodology, leading to bottlenecks in the eHealth systems when implemented into daily practice. This paper presents the experiences of applying a participatory approach in a nation-wide project. The aim of this national initiative was to build usability of eHealth systems into the Swedish national eHealth strategy and its action plan to ensure impact on practice. Action researchers within the health informatics domain collaborated with representatives of different care professions to propose high-priority changes necessary to improve the usability of health information systems. Reflections from the first phase of this initiative are further explored in terms of methodological challenges and recommendations, whereof one recommendation is to increase the use of HI-U specialists – health informaticians with usability and human work interaction design expertise within national and local eHealth development.

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Cape Town: INTERACT , 2013. 33-38 p.
Workshop Proceedings Series of the INTERACT 2013 Conference
Keyword [en]
Participatory design, human-computer interaction, nation-wide deployment, eHealth strategy, future workshop, user representatives
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8556ISBN: 978-0-620-58037-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-8556DiVA: diva2:658144
INTERACT 2013 – 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2013
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2016-02-11Bibliographically approved

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