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A time motion study evaluating the impact of information technology on emergency department consultants activities

R Lederman, Atlarelang Basetsana Kesiilwe, Suelette Dreyfus, Jonathan Knott

26th European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018 | Association for Information Systems | Published : 2018

Abstract

Studies on health information systems are often focused on assessing the usefulness of such systems, however they lack detailed insights on how such systems affect multitasking and the amount of time spent on patient care activities as this impacts the quality of care. This is a time motion study based on a single case study methodology where consultants in an emergency department will be observed and interviewed with the aim of evaluating the impact of information system use in an emergency department in a metropolitan hospital in Australia. The study is a 3 stage study which is building on data from two previous studies that were conducted in the same setting in 2008 and in 2012. Data anal..

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