The influence of social challenges when implementing information systems in a Swedish health-care organisation
2016 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 24, no 6, 789-797 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aim To describe and obtain a deeper understanding of social challenges and their influence on the implementation process when implementing Information systems in a Swedish health-care organisation. Background Despite positive effects when implementing Information systems in health-care organisations, there are difficulties in the implementation process. Nurses' experiences of being neglected have been dismissed as reasons for setbacks in implementation. Methods An Institutional Ethnography design was used. A deductive content analysis was made influenced by empirically identified social challenges of power, professional identity and encounters. An abstraction was made of the analysis. Results Nineteen nurses at macro, meso and micro levels were interviewed in focus groups. Organisational levels are lost in different ways in how to control the reformation, how to introduce Information systems as reformation strategies and in how to translate new tools and assumptions that do not fit traditional ways of working in shaping professional identities. Conclusion and implication for nurse management Different focus may affect the reformation of health-care organisations and implementation and knowledge processes. An implementation climate is needed where the system standards fit the values of the users. Nursing management needs to be visionary, engaged and work with risk factors in order to reform the hierarchical health-care organisation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Vol. 24, no 6, 789-797 p.
Healthcare organisation, Implementation, Information systems, Institutional ethnography, Nurse management
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Nursing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-13532DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12383ISI: 000387215400011PubMedID: 27121147OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-13532DiVA: diva2:1051917