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Ten Demands of Improved Usability in eHealth and Some Progress - Co-creation by Health and Social Care Professionals
Örebro University, Orebro University School of Business, Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2597-1079
Swedish Association of Health Professionals, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Nursing Informatics 2016: Ehealth for all: Every level collaboration - from project to realization, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2016, 227-231 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Current healthcare organizations often do not accomplish the intended effects of their eHealth systems due to inadequate usability. Commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, the usability of current eHealth systems in Swedish health and social care has been analysed from the perspective of their professionals. The objective of the study was to report on current problems, potential solutions as well as to relate these to research in relevant areas. Using a participatory approach, nine workshops were held where health informatics researchers guided staff from different care organizations, representatives of the national associations of health and social care professionals and the national eHealth system vendor organization. This paper presents ten demands that Swedish health and social care professionals find imperative to prioritize. The study emphasizes that development of eHealth systems must be integrated into the care practice improvement process and iteratively evaluated regarding usability.

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Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2016. 227-231 p.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630 ; 225
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eHealth systems, User participation, Participatory design, Healthcare and welfare development, Validation, Usability, Patient-centricity
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Caring sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53523DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-227ISI: 000385238600045PubMedID: 27332196ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84978756724ISBN: 978-1-61499-658-3ISBN: 978-1-61499-657-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53523DiVA: diva2:1046795
13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, Geneva, Switzerland, June 25-29, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-15 Created: 2016-11-15 Last updated: 2016-11-15Bibliographically approved

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