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The application of activity theory to explain collaborative technology use in healthcare: the case of a chemotherapy ordering system

conference contribution
posted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by J Riechert, C Durst, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Today cancer is one of the leading causes of death. Treating cancer requires the administration of chemotherapy, however, this is a complex and complicated process which requires the collaboration of many individuals. In many hospitals hand-based systems are used which can also cause further problems especially with regard to errors. This study focusses on the implementation of a computerised chemotherapy system. Further, based on Activity Theory the chemotherapy administration process is framed as an activity system so that contradictions can be uncovered. In doing so, the study proffers activity theory as a robust and rich lens in which to analyse all the critical success aspects of the implementation process so that a successful assimilation of the solution into practice may ensue.

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Event

System Sciences. Hawaii International Conference (49th : 2016 : Koloa, Hawaii)

Pagination

989 - 997

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Koloa, Hawaii

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Start date

2016-01-05

End date

2016-01-08

ISSN

1530-1605

ISBN-13

9780769556703

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2016, IEEE

Title of proceedings

HICSS 2016 : Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

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