Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 289608
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Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 289608
Sist endret: 17. november 2014 14:34
Prosjekt

COSTT (COoperation support through transparency)

prosjektleder

Arild Faxvaag
ved Institutt for nevromedisin og bevegelsesvitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Institutt for datateknologi og informatikk ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Institutt for nevromedisin og bevegelsesvitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Helse Midt-Norge
  • SINTEF AS
  • Helse Sør-Øst RHF

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsvitenskap

Emneord

Helseinformatikk

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. september 2008 Slutt: 30. august 2012

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Tittel

COSTT (COoperation support through transparency)

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

COSTT is a multidisciplinary health informatics research project that is funded by theVERDIKT program of the the Norwegian Research Council. COSTT will be conducted within the multidisciplinary health informatics research community at NTNU in close collaboration with the partners.

Proposal developers and principal investigators: Associate professor Pieter Toussaint (Project leader, NSEP and IDI, NTNU), Associate professor Arild Faxvaag (NSEP and Faculty of medicine, NTNU) and Researcher Andreas Seim (SINTEF Teknologi og samfunn).

The partners in the project are:

HEMIT, the IT-department of Central Norway Regional Health Authority
The Operating room of the future at St.Olavs hospital
Sonitor Technologies Inc., ventor of indoor positioning technologies
Aker Universitetssykehus, Universitetet i Oslo
SINTEF (SINTEF Helse, SINTEF Teknologi og Samfunn and SINTEF IKT)
The health informatics research community at NTNU
Project idea:

Deterministic processes can be coordinated in a centralized fashion. One way of doing this is by spelling out the flow of work and support the enactment of the process by means of a workflow system. Basic requirements for this are that it is at forehand known (more or less) which actions are to be performed, the order in which these actions are to be performed and the actor(s) that are responsible for these actions. Clinical processes do not meet these requirements, at least when it comes to the core activities that determine clinical work. They are more appropriately characterized as problem solving activities, in which several actors participate, each from their own domain of knowledge. The exact flow of control (the trajectory of actions performed) is determined by the problem to be solved (e.g. the health issue of the patient) and the decisions that individual actors make, based on their assessment of this problem and their knowledge. A complicating factor in clinical routine is that the actors (health professionals) are working on multiple problems at once. Because of this, different problem solving activities can interfere, due to matters of urgency or lack of resources.

The overall objective of COSTT is to design and evaluate ICT support for these types of processes. Our basic assumption is that traditional workflow oriented approaches are ill suited for this. Instead, we believe that a proper solution lies not in controlling the flow of work, but in providing all actors involved an easy accessible, comprehensible overview of the progress of a process and its current status. By making the process transparent to all those involved, the actors can properly coordinated their work. So, coordination is facilitated but not forced upon the clinicians.

The core concept in our visualization of the progress and current status of a clinical process, is the patient trajectory. Where we define a patient trajectory as: a timeline-oriented representation of what actually has happened with the patient during encounters with clinicians. By inspecting a patient trajectory, a clinician can see how far the plan concerning a patient has progressed, and also whether there have been deviations from the plan in clinical reality. Based on this information he can decide if he needs to make any changes in his own planned activities.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Arild Faxvaag

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for nevromedisin og bevegelsesvitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Pieter Jelle Toussaint

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for datateknologi og informatikk ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Andreas Røsland Seim

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Fakultet for medisin og helsevitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
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