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Title:
Exploring barriers for health visitors’ adaption of the Danish Children’s Databasethrough an empirical study
Author:
Louise Pape-Haugaard: Dept. of Health Science and Technology, Medical Informatics, Aalborg University, Denmark Karin Haugaard: School of Nursing, University College of Northern Denmark, Denmark Per Carøe: School of Nursing, University College of Northern Denmark, Denmark Anna Marie Høstgaard: Dept. of Planning, Danish Center of Health Informatics, Aalborg University, Denmark
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Year:
2013
Conference:
Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013
Issue:
091
Article no.:
015
Pages:
73-77
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-08-21
ISBN:
978-91-7519-518-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Denmark has unique health informatics databases such as “The Children&¤8217:s Database” (CDB); which since 2009 hasheld data on all Danish children from birth until 17 years ofage. In the current set-up a number of potential sources of error exist - both technical and human - which means that the data is flawed. The objective of this paper is both to clarify errors in the database and to enlighten the underlying mechanisms causing these errors. This is done through anethnographic study using participant observations; interviews and workshops. Additionally; errors are documented through statistical analysis. The data show redundant records. This redundancy can be explained by multiple transmissions conducted by end users or systems; or a lack of validation methods in the National CDB. In our results three types ofcases are presented: from health visitors at school; from health visitors visiting families and from health visitors at central health offices. Results are discussed from a socio-technical perspective using Schein’s cultural theory tounderst and the interaction between the health visitors and the information technology used for collecting data. Cultural theory is used to explain the underlying socially constructed mechanisms that cause errors when using the information technology.

Keywords: Public Health informatics; Organizational Culture; Community health nursing; Point of care systems.

Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013

Author:
Louise Pape-Haugaard, Karin Haugaard, Per Carøe, Anna Marie Høstgaard
Title:
Exploring barriers for health visitors’ adaption of the Danish Children’s Databasethrough an empirical study
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Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013

Author:
Louise Pape-Haugaard, Karin Haugaard, Per Carøe, Anna Marie Høstgaard
Title:
Exploring barriers for health visitors’ adaption of the Danish Children’s Databasethrough an empirical study
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