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Managing collaboration across boundaries in health information technology projects

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Karin Garrety, Professor Ian McLoughlin, Professor Rob WilsonORCiD


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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

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Author(s): Garrety K, Dalley A, McLoughlin I, Wilson R, Yu P

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Health Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information

Year: 2012

Volume: 178

Pages: 58-63

Series Title: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

Publisher: IOS Press

Place Published: Amsterdam

Notes: Selected Papers from the 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012)

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ISBN: 9781614990772