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User-centered healthcare IT: meaningful or meaningless?

  • Qa75 Electronic Computers. Computer Science
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Ra Public Aspects Of Medicine


This panel aims to discuss concepts, assumptions and visions of user- centered information technology for healthcare. It presents two opposite views on the subject. The discussion is informed by findings of three research projects evaluating the implementation of e-prescribing systems, electronic transmission of prescriptions, and electronic health records in the UK. The timeliness and perhaps urgency of such a debate are due to the incessantly increasing worldwide computerization of healthcare, concurrent to an ambiguity of the effect of IT on care processes, outcomes and user satisfaction.

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