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Electronic documentation in residential aged care facilities - a review of the literature on organisational issues and early findings on initial conditions from a case study
Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)
  • Kieren Diment, University of Wollongong
  • Ping Yu, University of Wollongong
  • Karin H Garrety, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
35572
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Publication Details

Diment, K., Yu, P. & Garrety, K. (2010). Electronic documentation in residential aged care facilities - a review of the literature on organisational issues and early findings on initial conditions from a case study. In M. Rosemann, P. Green & F. Rohde (Eds.), 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) 2010 (pp. 1-10). Brisbane: AIS Library.

Abstract
This paper discusses the theoretical rationale for an empirical study of organisational change arising from introduction of electronic nursing documentation in residential aged care facilities. The study draws on a processual view of organisational change, which is related to the theory of complex adaptive systems. First we review existing literature on electronic nursing documentation with an organisational focus to provide a context to help outline the research aims of the present study. Then we describe a method to explore the hierarchical nature of the work environment based on the sociological theory of Institutional Ethnography. Finally we use this approach to describe the differences in initial conditions between two different sites implementing the same software over the same timeframe. Results suggest that our method is sensitive enough to detect subtle but substantial differences in initial conditions between the two study sites.
Link to publisher version (URL)
Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Grant Number
ARC/LP0882430
Citation Information
Kieren Diment, Ping Yu and Karin H Garrety. "Electronic documentation in residential aged care facilities - a review of the literature on organisational issues and early findings on initial conditions from a case study" (2010) p. 1 - 10
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pyu/50/