Evaluating an implementation protocol for digitization and devices in operating rooms
Digitization of activities in hospitals receives more attention, due to Covid-19 related regulations. The use of e-health to support patient care is increasing and efficient ways to implement digitization of processes and other technological equipment are needed. We constructed a protocol for implementation and in this study, we evaluate this protocol based on a case to implement a device in the OR. We used various data sources to evaluate this protocol: semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, and project documents. Based on these findings, this protocol, including identified implementation activities and implementation instructions can be used for implementations of other devices. Implementation activities include setting up a project plan, organizational and technological preparation, maintenance, and training. In future research, these activities and instructions need to be evaluated in more complex projects and a flexible tool needs to be developed to select relevant activities and instructions for implementations of information systems or devices.
|Published in||Online Conference Proceeding 34th Bled eConference Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change: June 27 – 30, 2021|
|Key words||implementation, operating room, implementation activity, implementation factor, digitization, medical equipment, medical innovation, change management|