Integration and Medication in Hospitals

  • Camilla Bjørnstad
  • Gunnar Ellingsen
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 570)


In this paper we challenge the predominant technical focus on integration in healthcare. We suggest that organisational and social factors have been overlooked in many integration efforts. Based on a work practice perspective, a principal aim of our paper is therefore to contribute to the development of a socio-technical understanding and a robust implementation strategy of integration in health care. We analyse how clinical practice and the history of existing systems play a crucial role in integration efforts. Empirically our project draws on the implementation and integration of a large-scale Electronic Medication Management System (EMMS) in the Health Authority Northern Norway, which was initiated in 2012.


Integration Electronic Medication Management System Electronic Patient Records Work practice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Telemedicine and eHealth Research GroupUIT – The Arctic University of NorwayTromsøNorway

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