Managing collaboration across boundaries in health information technology projects

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Author(s)Garrety K, Dalley A, McLoughlin I, Wilson R, Yu P
Editor(s)Maeder, A.J., Martin-Sanchez, F.J.
Publication type Book Chapter
Book TitleHealth Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information
Series TitleStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Year2012
Volume178
Pages58-63
ISBN9781614990772
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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.
PublisherIOS Press
Place PublishedAmsterdam
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-078-9-58
DOI10.3233/978-1-61499-078-9-58
Notes20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (Sydney, N.S.W.) Online ISBN: 9781614990789
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