Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Zéphir, Monique Jaspers, Craig Kuziemsky, Christian Nøhr, Jos Aarts
1 Techno-Anthropology and Participation, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN2 Dansk Center for Sundhedsinformatik, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN4 Department of Development and Planning, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN5 The Techno-Anthropology Research Group, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN6 University of Ottawa7 Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam8 Center of Human Factors Engineering of Health Technology, Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam9 INSERM CIC-IT, EVALAB, Lille; CHU Lille ; Univ Lille Nord de France10 University of Ottawa
Concepts, Methods and Tools
Context is a key consideration when designing and evaluating health information technology (HIT) and cannot be overstated. Unintended consequences are common post HIT implementation and even well designed technology may not achieve desired outcomes because of contextual issues. While context should be considered in the design and evaluation of health information systems (HISs) there is a shortcoming of empirical research on contextual aspects of HIT. This conference integrates the sociotechnical and Human-Centered-Design (HCD) approaches and showcases current research on context sensitive health informatics. The papers and presentations outlines theories and models for studying contextual issues and insights on how we can better design HIT to accommodate different healthcare contexts.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Human and Sociotechnical Approaches, 2013, p. 1-7