Medvetenhet och utformning av informationssystem
In health care there is an ongoing process of structural change that put increasing demands on the organizations to find new ways for cooperative work. This means that complex and heterogene-ous networks with requirements for cooperation must search for possibilities to combine diffe-rences and common needs. This paper focuses on this condition through the study of the issues in forming a mutual information space in a complex hospital environment. The purpose of this paper is to analyse awareness in forming a technological CIS (common in-formation space) for computer supported communication and cooperation between various hos-pitals in a region. The main question of this paper is: How can awareness be developed in sup-porting forming of a technological CIS in a hospital region? The studie was conducted from an ethnographical point of view, where the empirical data was collected via observations and semi-structured interviews. The aim was to receive significant knowledge of present forms for cooperation and important information about ongoing change processes within the hospital region, for the development of new means for cooperative work. The results have shown that the awareness, in the hospital region, must be developed on various levels through an active collaboration process in order to support the change process that the for-ming of the region computer supported CIS means.
Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law