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The need of a multi-actor perspective to understand expectations from virtual presence: managing elderly homecare informatics
SAP Research Centre St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, MDALAB - Human Computer Interfaces. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Informatics for Health and Social Care, ISSN 1753-8157, E-ISSN 1753-8165, Vol. 36, no 4, 220-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Different studies have analysed a wide range of use cases and scenarios for using IT-based services in homecare settings for elderly people. In most instances, the impact of such services has been studied using a one-dimensional approach, either focusing on the benefits for the patient or health service provider. Purpose. The objective of this contribution is to explore a model for identifying and understanding outcomes of IT-based homecare services from a multi-actor perspective. Methods. In order to better understand the state of the art in homecare informatics, we conducted a literature review. We use experiences from previous research in the area of informatics to develop the proposed model. Results. The proposed model consists of four core activities identify involved actors, understand consequences, clarify contingencies, take corrective actions, and one additional activity brainstorming IT use. Conclusion. The primary goal of innovating organisations, processes and services in homecare informatics today, is to offer continued care, better decision support both to practitioners and patients, as well as effective distribution of resources. A multi-actor analysis perspective is needed to understand utility determination for the involved stakeholders.

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Informa Healthcare , 2011. Vol. 36, no 4, 220-232 p.
Keyword [en]
Homecare informatics, inter-organisational effects, multi-actor analysis, systems approach
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71769DOI: 10.3109/17538157.2011.554931ISI: 000296019100004OAI: diva2:453965

Funding Agencies|International Business School at Jonkoping University||Linkoping University in Sweden||Competence Center Health Network Engineering, Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland||

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