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Title:Making a Case in Medical Work: Implications for the Electronic Medical Record
Authors: Mark Hartswood ; Robert Procter ; Mark Rouncefield ; Roger Slack
Date:Sep 2003
Publication Title:Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Publication Type:Journal Article Publication Status:Published
Volume No:12(3) Page Nos:241-266
The introduction of theelectronic medical record (EMR) is widely seenby healthcare policy makers and servicemanagers alike as a key step in the achievementof more efficient and integrated healthcareservices. However, our study of inter-servicework practices reveals important discrepanciesbetween the presumptions of the role of the EMRin achieving service integration and the waysin which medical workers actually use andcommunicate patient information. These lead usto doubt that technologies like the EMR candeliver their promised benefits unless there isa better understanding of the work they areintended to support and the processes used inits development and deployment becomesignificantly more user-led.
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author = { Mark Hartswood and Robert Procter and Mark Rouncefield and Roger Slack },
title = {Making a Case in Medical Work: Implications for the Electronic Medical Record},
journal = {Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work},
publisher = {Springer},
year = 2003,
month = {Sep},
volume = {12(3)},
pages = {241-266},
doi = {10.1023/A:1025055829026},
url = {,1,5;journal,13,46;linkingpublicationresults,1:100250,1},

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