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    • Writing electronic nursing care plans. An approach to facilitate navigating the standardized Nursing vocabularies NANDA and NIC 

      Igesund, Harald (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-06)
      The introduction of the standardized nursing languages NANDA and NIC to write electronic care plans is hard for nurses, as reported by several projects. Both the need to relate to a new software tool and to the totally unknown domains of the standardized languages contributes to this. With an existing tool for care plan writing as basis, we have used the unified process to develop an improved tool, ...
    • Simplifying Technology. Complex Work Practice 

      Røed, Kristoffer (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-06-01)
      Information Technology (IT) has for several decades been seen to be a key enabler to achieve improved efficiency and quality in work processes, and so also within health care. Thus, even though many parts within the health care sector have high expectations, the desired benefits are not seen to large extent in practice, at least not until present. A lot of the work flows within health care are still ...
    • Formative stages of the common medication card and potential challenges with implementation of this service 

      Vitola, Ieva (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-06-01)
      Western healthcare is provided in various levels in different organizations. Fragmented information flow and the need to improve the continuity of care has been a serious concern in healthcare system. Fragmented healthcare can result in medication errors that could have been avoided if information flow was organized better. Use of IT services in healthcare organization is seen as possible solution ...
    • The Scandinavian health network. Connecting the Scandinavian countries' health networks 

      Baardsgaard, Anders (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-06-01)
      The Scandinavian countries are all among the minority of the world's nations that have established a national health network infrastructure. These networks provide a secured communication environment for health professionals, mainly in hospitals and local health services/GPs. Despite serving similar requirements, these national infrastructures differ in several aspects: organizational extension, ...
    • A sensor device and its application in e-health 

      Olsen, Odd-Arne (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-06-21)
      The projects Self-help through a mobile ICT tool and The ICT Lifestyle and Health Motivation Project at the Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST) have designed and built a prototype smart sensor system. Just days before the hand-in of this thesis, the second version of the prototype was ready for testing. Central for this thesis is the hardware and software debugging process of this first prototype. ...
    • Visualization of contagious disease outbreak information for primary care physicians 

      Aronsen, Gudleif (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-07-12)
      This thesis is a part of an ongoing project at NST. This ongoing project has the intention to make a system for early detection of contagious diseases based on symptoms and diagnosis. The main goal of this project is to develop a system that will help detect outbreaks of contagious diseases. The system intends to create a logic model based on collected data from symptoms and diagnosis entered into ...
    • The challenges, problems and strategies of electronic medical record implementation : a case study of an eye hospital from India 

      Syed Abdul, Shabbir (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-05-15)
      Interpretive research study was designed to answer the following research questions: 1) what are the different interests and expectations of managers and health staff and how they should be aligned in order to adopt an EMR system? 2) What are the challenges of the managers and problems faced by the end-users while transitioning their practice from paper to PC? 3) What are the strategies adopted by ...
    • Coordinating resources in hospital : complex workflow 

      Enerlan-Aas, Gloria (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-05-15)
      This paper attempts to provide an understanding of the intricacies in surgical operation planning and coordination; it followed the pre and post-implementation of DIPS ASA ─ an electronic surgical module introduced at UNN, Tromsø. Organizations are opting to grasp the promised benefits of IT. However, studies in past have showed that introduction of IT in large organisations are seemingly deemed ...
    • Twenty years with teledermatology in North Norway 

      Ali, Md. Eunus (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-05-15)
      ‘A picture is worth more than a thousand words’ - (Mann & Colven, University of Washington Medical School), that simply can justify the necessity of teledermatology. In this paper, five information technology (IT) efforts in the field of teledermatology that based on skin image transmission procedure and their historical transformations in context of the notions of information infrastructures and ...
    • A context-sensitive framework for mobile terminals for assisting Type 2 diabetes patients 

      Chomutare, Taridzo Fred (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-10)
      PURPOSE The aim of this research is to develop a mobile-based framework for using context information to create an intelligent environment within which applications for diabetes self-management operate. MOTIVATION Mobile applications are emerging as a preferred method for diabetes self-management. This increases the number of interruptions that the patient will get from the phone and can easily ...
    • Between the tacit and the explicit: ICT as a facilitator for knowledge creation and learning in physiotherapy education 

      Nilsen, Olav (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-16)
      It is a national aim to increase the pedagogical utilization of ICT in higher education and to use ICT to promote learning and innovation. E-learning tools and projects are prime examples for meeting this aim. Much research in this area seems to focus on economical, organizational and user satisfaction issues. Less is focusing on which type of knowledge the tools represent, and it seems to be a ...
    • The reliability of XMPP for file transfer 

      Andreassen, Kristian Martin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-23)
      This thesis investigates if XMPP with extensions for file transfer, can establish a reliable service for transfer of large files within a health dedicated network. We have established a test environment within a health network and have defined a set of measurements that has been answered in this thesis. Through our assessment of the results, we have compared the XMPP technology to other possible ...
    • Preventing Information Leakage in the Search Engine 

      Hurley, Joseph (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-01-23)
      This thesis covers the design, implementation, and evaluation of a search engine which can give each user a customized index based on the documents they are authorized to view. A common solution available today for this situation is to filter the results of a query based on the list of documents a user has access to. In this scenario, it is possible for information to leak from the search engine ...
    • The Role of electronic nursing documentation for continuity of care in short-time wards 

      Smáradóttir, Berglind Fjóla (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05)
      This paper provides an understanding on the role of the electronic nursing documentation, as an integrated part of the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) in a heterogeneous work practice hospital unit characterized by short-time stay. The aim is to find what role the electronic nursing documentation plays in the communication and collaboration between health care professionals and the different wards ...
    • Implementing EHR in a developing country: potential challenges and benefits 

      Tanko, Abdulai (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-15)
      Developing countries are slow adopters of new technologies, particularly with regards to the health services of these countries. This study explores the data collection and management challenges in a Ghanaian hospital using an interpretative case study approach and proposes implementing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system as a solution to these challenges. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), ...
    • Interactive disease maps for the snow agent system 

      Dhakal, Sanjaya Babu (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-06-03)
      The aim of this research was to develop an interactive disease map framework and integrate Silverlight map support for the research project developing the Snow Agent System. The interactive disease map can be used for visualizing information on the map during disease outbreak situations. An engineering approach was used for system design, development and testing. Three different inputs, Microsoft ...
    • Users’ experiences with clinical video conferencing at a resource centre for rare disorders 

      Hagen, Kari (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-14)
      The ambulatory consulting service is a corner stone in the services of a resource centre for rare disorders. Videoconferencing is considered an alternative way of meeting, to decrease costs and time spent on travelling and to increase the number of professionals from Frambu participating at the conference. Additionally, it can lead to a broader multidisciplinary scope. The Technology Acceptance ...
    • Scope and challenges of telemedicine in Nepal: a look towards future 

      Piya, Rudeep (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-15)
      Telemedicine is not a new technology today, but it is a novel approach for many developing countries, and in fact, it may have more profound impact on these countries than developed nations due to unmet demands for health and unprecedented health related challenges. In the health context of Nepal, telemedicine is rising and currently being implemented, though on a pilot scale – most of them by private ...
    • To use, or not to use, that is the question 

      Hagen, Oddvar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-31)
      Video conferencing is used as communication between smaller institutions and hospital to access emergency specialists.What are the reasons for using a video-congerence solution compared with traditional communication between institutions. Professional health workers are interviewed according their preferences after more than one year after the implementation at their institution.
    • “Managing health-related personal information based on context awareness” 

      Kamble, Priya Suresh (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-06)
      The aim of this thesis was to implement prototype which, provides relevant information to the user at right time. The personal information that is targeted here was health-related information. This may include various type of information, such as drug information, education information, health monitor data for instance glucoses meter, step counter, personal notes, health related images ,PDF files. ...