Patient transition and circulating intermediary objects in healthcare

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Dorthea Smidt Boska Nylander
  • Ida Rye Gribsvad
4. semester, Bæredygtigt design, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This master thesis investigates innovation and development in the Danish healthcare system in the Capital Region. As Sustainable Design Engineers we are working with explorative socio-technical methods to investigate innovation. We have used Actor Network Theory and the notion of the Development Arena to make our analysis. Through our work we have focused on the need for a patient transition from a passive to an active role in the network. This transition can be achieved by allowing the patient to be more involved and self-reliant in the treatment either from their own homes or at the hospital. The thesis is written in collaboration with the innovation unit, VihTek, who work with test and implementation of welfare technology. VihTek can be an important actor in the patient transition since they can test and implement possible technology that might facilitate the patient transition. A barrier for the change and implementation of new technology is the parallel knowledge networks that limit the flow of knowledge between the different clinical disciplines. VihTek needs to take responsibility for the knowledge flow in the hospital ward to best start the implementation process in the hospital ward. We suggest a few communication concepts that take an offset in the intermediary object understanding to facilitate the knowledge flow.
Udgivelsesdato2 jun. 2021
Antal sider111
Ekstern samarbejdspartnerVidencenter for Velfærdsteknologi - VihTej
Fungeerende Enhedsleder Sune Faber
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