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Accounting for the Invisible Work of Hospital Orderlies: Designing for Local and Global Coordination

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Accounting for the Invisible Work of Hospital Orderlies: Designing for Local and Global Coordination
The cooperative, invisible non-clinical work of hospital orderlies is often overlooked. It consists foremost of transferring patients between hospital departments. As the overall efficiency of the hospital is highly dependent on the coordination of the work of orderlies, this study investigates the coordination changes in orderlies’ work practices in connection to the implementation of a workflow application at the hospital. By applying a mixed methods approach (both qualitative and quantitative studies), this paper calls for attention to the changes in orderlies’ coordination activities while moving from a manual and centralized form to a semi-automatic and decentralized approach after the
Allan Stisen, Nervo Verdezoto, Henrik Blunck, Mikk
Added 01 Apr 2016
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Type Journal
Year 2016
Where CSCW
Authors Allan Stisen, Nervo Verdezoto, Henrik Blunck, Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, Kaj Grønbæk
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