Skip to main content
placeholder image

Managing collaboration across boundaries in health information technology projects

Journal Article


Download full-text (Open Access)

Abstract


  • One reason that it is so difficult to build electronic systems for collecting and sharing health information is that their design and implementation requires clear goals and a great deal of collaboration among people from diverse social and occupational worlds. This paper uses empirical examples from two Australian health informatics projects to illustrate the importance of boundary objects and boundary spanning activities in facilitating the high degree of collaboration required for the design and implementation of workable systems.

Authors


  •   Garrety, Karin H.
  •   Dalley, Andrew (external author)
  •   McLoughlin, Ian (external author)
  •   Wilson, Robert G. (external author)
  •   Yu, Ping

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Garrety, K. H., Dalley, A., McLoughlin, I., Wilson, R. G. & Yu, P. (2012). Managing collaboration across boundaries in health information technology projects. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 178 58-63.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84868280878

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/7

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 58

End Page


  • 63

Volume


  • 178

Abstract


  • One reason that it is so difficult to build electronic systems for collecting and sharing health information is that their design and implementation requires clear goals and a great deal of collaboration among people from diverse social and occupational worlds. This paper uses empirical examples from two Australian health informatics projects to illustrate the importance of boundary objects and boundary spanning activities in facilitating the high degree of collaboration required for the design and implementation of workable systems.

Authors


  •   Garrety, Karin H.
  •   Dalley, Andrew (external author)
  •   McLoughlin, Ian (external author)
  •   Wilson, Robert G. (external author)
  •   Yu, Ping

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Garrety, K. H., Dalley, A., McLoughlin, I., Wilson, R. G. & Yu, P. (2012). Managing collaboration across boundaries in health information technology projects. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 178 58-63.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84868280878

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/7

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 58

End Page


  • 63

Volume


  • 178