Lectures and seminars

Social challenges when implementing Information Systems in a Swedish healthcare organization

2015-04-1313:00 to 14:30 Karolinska Institutet, LIME, the Widerström building, Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, room EngageCampus SolnaHIC - Health Informatics Centre

Speaker at the seminar is Lina Nilsson, PhD, Applied Health Technology, Blekinge Institute of Technology/Linnaeus University.

When the Swedish National IT Strategy for Health and Social Care was introduced in 2006, intensive work started in implementing Information Systems (IS) in Swedish healthcare organizations. To follow up on the requests for more research with a sociotechnical focus on challenges, the overall aim of this thesis was to identify social challenges when implementing IS in a Swedish healthcare organization. Furthermore, the aim was to understand the impact of identified social challenges when implementing IS in this context by putting them in an interdisciplinary Applied Health Technology theoretical framework. The thesis includes four studies that set out to describe and explore social challenges when implementing IS in Swedish healthcare organization. Also, the studies explore and obtain a deeper understanding of how identified social challenges (power, professional identity, and encounter) have an influence on the implementation process of IS, based on healthcare staff’s experiences on micro, meso and macro levels of Swedish Healthcare organizations.

Register to the seminar by sending an e-mail to the contact person below. Welcome!

Contact person: Marie Lind
Health Informatics