Health Information Systems: Searching the Past - Finding a Future
The Information Systems and Innovation Group hosted its twelfth annual Social Study of ICT (SSIT12) workshop on 18 April 2012.
Health Information Systems are increasingly seen as being at the centre of the delivery of high quality healthcare and as key to the modernization or transformation of healthcare organizations. The last decade has seen many countries introducing initiatives aiming to bring more ICT into the front line of healthcare as well as promoting it as a basis for reengineering the back office. Yet one of the biggest, most ambitious initiative of them all, England’s National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT), has been largely abandoned by a new government as they adopt a different direction for policy. Elsewhere, in Europe and beyond, we see a mixed picture of some progress and painful or puzzling setbacks. Meanwhile in the USA an even larger national initiative is in its early stages, committed to achieving ‘meaningful use’.
For health information systems this is perhaps a moment of transition, one where money is tight and strategic ambitions are shifting.
In this one day conference we explored two pressing contemporary issues:
What lessons, both positive and negative, can be learned from recent experiences with innovative health information systems,
How should we re-shape our future commitment to building health information systems, and our approaches to researching them?
Hiding Information in Healthcare Information Technology: Promises and Pitfalls
Ross Koppel - University of Pennsylvania
The clinical context for health IT and the important role of ‘open’
Bill Aylward - Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust
Experience from the field: How health information systems arrive and how we research them
Exploring the consequences of using electronic patient records in diverse clinical settings
Maryam Ficociello - Simon Fraser University
Evaluation as a multi-ontological endeavour
Ela Klecun - Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, LSE
Journey to DOR: A Retro Science-Fiction Story on researching ePrescribing
Valentina Lichtner - City University, London
Looking forward: New Directions
Real People, Novel Futures, Durable Presents
Margunn Aanestad - University of Oslo
Awaiting an Information Revolution
Amir Takian - Brunel University
Round table: Finding futures for HIS
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