Clinical simulation as a boundary object in design of health IT-systems

  • Rasmussen S
  • Jensen S
  • Lyng K
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Healthcare organizations are very complex, holding numerous stakeholders with various approaches and goals towards the design of health IT- systems. Some of these differences may be approached by applying the concept of boundary objects in a participatory IT-design process. Traditionally clinical simulation provides the opportunity to evaluate the design and the usage of clinical IT-systems without endangering the patients and interrupting clinical work. In this paper we present how clinical simulation additionally holds the potential to function as a boundary object in the design process. The case points out that clinical simulation provides an opportunity for discussions and mutual learning among the various stakeholders involved in design of standardized electronic clinical documentation templates. The paper presents and discusses the use of clinical simulation in the translation, transfer and transformation of knowledge between various stakeholders in a large healthcare organization.

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  • boundary objects
  • clinical simulation
  • health information systems
  • healthcare organization
  • nursing documentation

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  • Stine Loft Rasmussen

  • Sanne Jensen

  • Karen Marie Lyng

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