Managing collaboration across boundaries in health information technology projects

Karin Garrety*, Andrew Dalley, Ian McLoughlin, Rob Wilson, Ping Yu

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Abstract

One reason that it is so difficult to build electronic systems for collecting and sharing health information is that their design and implementation requires clear goals and a great deal of collaboration among people from diverse social and occupational worlds. This paper uses empirical examples from two Australian health informatics projects to illustrate the importance of boundary objects and boundary spanning activities in facilitating the high degree of collaboration required for the design and implementation of workable systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information - Selected Papers from the 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2012
PublisherIOS Press
Pages58-63
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781614990772
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2012 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 30 Jul 20122 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume178
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2012
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period30/07/122/08/12

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