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Implementing digital resources for clinicians' and patients' varying needs.

Adams, A; Blandford, A; Attfield, S; (2005) Implementing digital resources for clinicians' and patients' varying needs. Med Inform Internet Med , 30 (2) pp. 107-122. 10.1080/14639230500298875. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of several evidence-based medicine and patient information studies conducted across the UK health service over a 4 year period, investigating clinicians', managers', and patients' perceptions of digital resources (primarily digital libraries) in hospitals, Primary Care Trusts, NHS Direct (patient call centre) and patient groups. In-depth interviews and focus groups are analysed using grounded theory methodologies and through content analysis used to produce quantitative finding. The perceived impacts of three different methods employed for delivering health informatics are presented. The findings highlight some generic issues relevant for health informatics in the UK health sector as well as some specific issues for medical digital libraries. This paper reviews in more detail the issues of medical technology implementation (traditional implementation, on the wards, and intermediaries within in communities). A breakdown of the clinicians' and patients' information journey (information initiation, facilitation and interpretation) is also presented with regard to medical digital libraries and online resources. Broad guidelines derived from these findings are provided for health-informatics deployment.

Type: Article
Title: Implementing digital resources for clinicians' and patients' varying needs.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/14639230500298875
Keywords: Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Diffusion of Innovation, Focus Groups, Great Britain, Hospitals, Public, Humans, Information Storage and Retrieval, Interviews as Topic, Medical Informatics, Middle Aged, Primary Health Care
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5156
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