A Regional PD Strategy for EPR Sustems: Evidence-Based IT Development

  • Jesper Simonsen
  • Morten Hertzum
Keywords: Participatory design, strategy, evidence, electronic patient record, usage effects, clinical process, measure, vendor


One of the five regions in Denmark has initiated a remarkable and alternative strategy for the development of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) systems. This strategy is driven by Participatory Design (PD) experiments and based on evidence of positive effects on the clinical practice when using EPR systems. We present this PD strategy and our related research on evidence-based IT development. We report from a newly completed PD experiment with EPR in the region conducted through a close collaboration comprising a neurological stroke unit, the region's EPR unit, the vendor, as well as the authors.
Exploratory Papers - Session (5): Health and Care in Diverse Contexts