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Integration as interdependent workaround.
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PMID:  23083928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The paper focuses on how new, poorly charted complexities emerge when disparate systems in healthcare are integrated across organizational, geographical or professional boundaries. METHOD: Interpretive and longitudinal. RESULTS: The paper illustrates empirically how the interdependencies of integrated systems result in escalation of the type, extent and degree of complexities that cuts across previously "local" systems and practices. This implies that a local workaround also becomes interdependent across practices. CONCLUSION: The analytical concept of information infrastructure proves useful in dismantling a local/global separation, as it supports an empirical strategy of tracing out the concrete manifestations of how, where and when the "local" and the "global" are interdependent.
Gunnar Ellingsen; Eric Monteiro; Kristoffer Røed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of medical informatics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Med Inform     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711057     Medline TA:  Int J Med Inform     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Clinical Medicine, Telemedicine and e-Health Research Group, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway. Electronic address:
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