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Hospital Discharge and the role of ICTs: considering patient perspectives


Wong, MC and Yee, KC and Turner, P, Hospital Discharge and the role of ICTs: considering patient perspectives, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 208 pp. 352-356. ISSN 0926-9630 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-488-6-352


Hospital discharge is associated with high risks and potential adverse events for patients. While significant efforts have been made to improve discharge, patients and their families/carers have tended to be marginalized in discharge processes. Evidence from user-centred approaches to the development of eHealth emphasize the importance of engaging end-users to optimize the safety and quality of health services. This paper promotes a patient-centred approach focusing on discharge back to the community and the development of electronic tools as a method for contributing to improving the safety and quality of discharge processes. Understanding and engaging with patients as end-users avoids simplistic techno-centric and info-centric approaches to discharge improvement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:hospital discharge, user-centred, patient-centred, information communication technologies (ICTs)
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Palliative care
UTAS Author:Wong, MC (Dr Ming Wong)
UTAS Author:Yee, KC (Dr Kwang Yee)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:100575
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-05-20
Last Modified:2017-06-07

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