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Bente Christensen

Bente Christensen
Norwegian Nurses Organization · Health policy dep

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Bente Christensen works at the Norwegian Nurses Organisation and as Associate Professor at Nord University. Bente does research in Computer, Society and Human-computer Interaction. Currently also on use of standardized terminology in Nursing documentation.

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Publications (22)
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Large-scale electronic health record (EHR) suites are expected to cover a broad range of use scenarios for healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, home-care services, and general practitioner (GP) clinics. However, preparation for the implementation of EHR suites requires years of detailed planning and consumes considerable financial and hu...
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Large-scale electronic health record (EHR) systems have increasingly become a staple of the European healthcare market. The Norwegian health care authorities are planning for the acquisition of a common large-scale EHR system for 291 of Norway's 356 municipalities. This has resulted in much controversy among the stakeholders. We explore the key con...
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Large-scale electronic health record (EHR) systems have increasingly become a staple of the European healthcare market. The Norwegian health care authorities are planning for the acquisition of a common large-scale EHR system for 291 of Norway’s 356 municipalities. This has resulted in much controversy among the stakeholders. We explore the key con...
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Electronic health record (EHR) suites cover a broad range of cross-sectoral use scenarios. Thereby, they streamline information flows but also require that healthcare professionals with diverse responsibilities must adapt to one and the same system. In the region of Central Norway, the EHR suite from Epic is being implemented at hospitals as well a...
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Electronic health record (EHR) suites cover a broad range of cross-sectoral use scenarios. Thereby, they streamline information flows but also require that healthcare professionals with diverse responsibilities must adapt to one and the same system. In the region of Central Norway, the EHR suite from Epic is being implemented at hospitals as well a...
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In this chapter, we describe clinical decision support systems (CDSS), challenges and success criteria as well as the development of a knowledge and decision support tool for nurses with a case: VAR Healthcare.
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Large-scale electronic health record (EHR) suites have the potential to cover a broad range of use needs across various healthcare domains. However, a challenge that must be solved is the distributed governance structure of public healthcare: Regional health authorities regulate hospitals, municipalities are responsible for first-line healthcare se...
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With backing from national health authorities, large-scale electronic health record (EHR) suites have increasingly entered the European healthcare market. The overall goal for these systems is to fulfill the needs of healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, home-care service, and general practitioner (GP) clinics. The EHR suites will replace...
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In this paper we explore the concept of ”generification” through a Model-Driven Development (MDD) approach. We claim that the concept of generification is in change as the MDD approach, exemplified by the openEHR framework, gives a network of voluntary clinical users a prominent role in the generification process. The customization is no longer ”in...
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Due to poor resource utilization in surgery performance, there is increasing interest in applying workflow systems. Notably, due to their ability to “steer” the execution of the process toward an intended goal, according to an arrangement of things, data and resources compliant with “best practice”, the systems are supposed to improve surgery plann...
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Purpose: In healthcare, the openEHR standard is a promising Model-Driven Development (MDD) approach for electronic healthcare records. This paper aims to identify key socio-technical challenges when the openEHR approach is put to use in Norwegian hospitals. More specifically, key fundamental assumptions are investigated empirically. These assumpti...
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This paper focuses on one of the first efforts to implement large-scale Electronic Patient Records (EPRs) in Western hospitals conforming to the international openEHR architecture. A key aim with the openEHR architecture is to offer clinical users the possibility to define structured content of the EPR themselves. This is supposed to contribute to...
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While it is an overall understanding that user participation is important in the design of new information systems, it is still an open question how to best organize participation in large-scale development projects. Based on an ethnographic-inspired study of a large-scale Electronic Patient Record project, this paper explores this issue in detail....
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While it is an overall understanding that user participation is important in the design of new information systems, it is still an open question how to best organize participation in large-scale development projects. Based on an ethnographic-inspired study of a large-scale Electronic Patient Record project, this paper explores this issue in detail....
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The need to access information across different levels of the health care system has prompted attention to standardising electronic patient record (EPR) systems. However, this has proven extremely difficult to achieve. One reason is that much structuring of the EPR content translates into the need to standardise related routines and practices. In t...
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At present, Electronic Patient Record systems (EPRs) in Western hospitals are mainly stores of free-text patient information and lack utility for purposes other than accessing such information. The need to improve support for clinical work processes and decision-making has put pressure on vendors and decision makers to put forward a strategy for en...
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At present, Electronic Patient Record systems (EPRs) in Western hospitals are mainly stores of free-text patient information and lack utility for purposes other than accessing such information. The need to improve support for clinical work processes and decision-making has put pressure on vendors and decision makers to put forward a strategy for en...
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Modern Electronic Patient Record systems (EPRs) can standardize the surgery planning process in order to improve utilization of the hospitals’ resources. However, we argue that empirical insight into the practical planning process is crucial for both standardization and the design of EPRs. We look into the work of planning surgery for cancer patien...
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We report from a large-scale Electronic Patient Record (EPR) project in Northern Norway where the goal is to design a new type of configurable EPRs that allow users in hospitals to tailor the software to their specific needs. This ability appears to challenge the traditional user role as what we usually understand as ordinary users increasingly und...
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Healthcare delivery in the northern periphery of Europe is challenged by dispersed populations, geographical complexities (including mountainous terrain and inhabited islands), ageing populations, and rising patient expectations. It is challenged further by variations in transport networks and information communication technology infrastructure. Th...

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The project has a qualitative research approach focusing on the development, implementation and use of semantically interoperable electronic patient record (EPR) based on the openEHR approach. By following the empirical process of an ICT project organized by the Northern Norway Health Region, the project aims to contributes with knowledge about the socio-technical - and organizational challenges to enable a semnatically interoperable EPR system.