J I Westbrook

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Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Impact of an electronic medication management system on hospital doctors' and nurses' work: a controlled pre-post, time and motion study
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:1150-8. 2013
  2. pmc Are interventions to reduce interruptions and errors during medication administration effective?: a systematic review
    Magdalena Z Raban
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ Qual Saf 23:414-21. 2014
  3. pmc The safety of electronic prescribing: manifestations, mechanisms, and rates of system-related errors associated with two commercial systems in hospitals
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:1159-67. 2013
  4. pmc Net benefits: assessing the effectiveness of clinical networks in Australia through qualitative methods
    Frances C Cunningham
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Level 1, AGSM Building, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:108. 2012
  5. pmc An empirically-derived approach for investigating Health Information Technology: the Elementally Entangled Organisational Communication (EEOC) framework
    Andrew Georgiou
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:68. 2012
  6. pmc Communication interventions to improve adherence to infection control precautions: a randomised crossover trial
    Mei Sing Ong
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:72. 2013
  7. pmc Medication incident reporting in residential aged care facilities: limitations and risks to residents' safety
    Amina Tariq
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 12:67. 2012
  8. pmc Examining the role of information exchange in residential aged care work practices--a survey of residential aged care facilities
    Sarah Gaskin
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 12:40. 2012
  9. pmc The role of ICT in supporting disruptive innovation: a multi-site qualitative study of nurse practitioners in emergency departments
    Julie Li
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:27. 2012
  10. pmc A four-year, systems-wide intervention promoting interprofessional collaboration
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:99. 2012

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  1. pmc Impact of an electronic medication management system on hospital doctors' and nurses' work: a controlled pre-post, time and motion study
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:1150-8. 2013
    ..To quantify and compare the time doctors and nurses spent on direct patient care, medication-related tasks, and interactions before and after electronic medication management system (eMMS) introduction...
  2. pmc Are interventions to reduce interruptions and errors during medication administration effective?: a systematic review
    Magdalena Z Raban
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ Qual Saf 23:414-21. 2014
    ..Medication administration errors are frequent and lead to patient harm. Interruptions during medication administration have been implicated as a potential contributory factor...
  3. pmc The safety of electronic prescribing: manifestations, mechanisms, and rates of system-related errors associated with two commercial systems in hospitals
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:1159-67. 2013
    ..To determine if the rate of system-related prescribing errors is greater than the rate of errors prevented...
  4. pmc Net benefits: assessing the effectiveness of clinical networks in Australia through qualitative methods
    Frances C Cunningham
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Level 1, AGSM Building, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:108. 2012
    ..With significant investment in such networks in Australia and internationally, it is important to assess their effectiveness and sustainability as implementation mechanisms...
  5. pmc An empirically-derived approach for investigating Health Information Technology: the Elementally Entangled Organisational Communication (EEOC) framework
    Andrew Georgiou
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:68. 2012
    ..The EEOC framework was empirically developed as a tool to tackle organisational communication challenges in the implementation and evaluation of health information systems...
  6. pmc Communication interventions to improve adherence to infection control precautions: a randomised crossover trial
    Mei Sing Ong
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:72. 2013
    ..In this study, interventions to enhance communication during inpatient transfers between wards and radiology were implemented, in the attempt to improve adherence to precautions during transfers...
  7. pmc Medication incident reporting in residential aged care facilities: limitations and risks to residents' safety
    Amina Tariq
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 12:67. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to undertake an in-depth exploration of the information exchange process involved in MIR and identify factors that inhibit the collection of meaningful information in RACFs...
  8. pmc Examining the role of information exchange in residential aged care work practices--a survey of residential aged care facilities
    Sarah Gaskin
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 12:40. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to explicate and quantify the volume and method by which information is collected, exchanged within facilities and with external providers, and retrieved from facility information systems and hospitals...
  9. pmc The role of ICT in supporting disruptive innovation: a multi-site qualitative study of nurse practitioners in emergency departments
    Julie Li
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:27. 2012
    ..This study aimed to investigate ways in which Nurse Practitioners (NP) have incorporated the use of ICT as a mechanism to support their new clinical role within Emergency Departments...
  10. pmc A four-year, systems-wide intervention promoting interprofessional collaboration
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:99. 2012
    ..A four-year action research study was conducted across the Australian Capital Territory health system to strengthen interprofessional collaboration (IPC) though multiple intervention activities...
  11. pmc Effects of two commercial electronic prescribing systems on prescribing error rates in hospital in-patients: a before and after study
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS Med 9:e1001164. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of two commercial e-prescribing systems in reducing prescribing error rates and their propensities for introducing new types of error...
  12. pmc A realist evaluation of the role of communities of practice in changing healthcare practice
    Geetha Ranmuthugala
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 6:49. 2011
    ..this study will explore the following questions: What outcomes do CoPs achieve in healthcare? Do these outcomes translate into improved practice in healthcare? What are the contexts and mechanisms by which CoPs improve healthcare?..
  13. pmc Strengthening organizational performance through accreditation research-a framework for twelve interrelated studies: the ACCREDIT project study protocol
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:390. 2011
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  14. pmc Validation of the Work Observation Method By Activity Timing (WOMBAT) method of conducting time-motion observations in critical care settings: an observational study
    Mark A Ballermann
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:32. 2011
    ..To evaluate a previously described method of quantifying amounts of time spent and interruptions encountered by HCPs working in two ICUs...
  15. pmc Protocol for the Quick Clinical study: a randomised controlled trial to assess the impact of an online evidence retrieval system on decision-making in general practice
    Enrico Coiera
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:33. 2006
    ..Online information retrieval systems have the potential to improve patient care but there are few comparative studies of the impact of online evidence on clinicians' decision-making behaviour in routine clinical work...
  16. pmc How and why are communities of practice established in the healthcare sector? A systematic review of the literature
    Geetha Ranmuthugala
    Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:273. 2011
    ..To this end, a systematic review of the literature on CoPs was conducted, to examine how and why CoPs have been established and whether they have been shown to improve healthcare practice...
  17. pmc A prospective, multi-method, multi-disciplinary, multi-level, collaborative, social-organisational design for researching health sector accreditation [LP0560737]
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, 10 Arthur St, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:113. 2006
    ..Further, tools and processes for accreditation and organisational performance are multifaceted...
  18. pmc How much time do nurses have for patients? A longitudinal study quantifying hospital nurses' patterns of task time distribution and interactions with health professionals
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:319. 2011
    ..We aimed to quantify how nurses distribute their time across tasks, with patients, in individual tasks, and engagement with other health care providers; and how work patterns changed over a two year period...
  19. pmc Ambulance officers' use of online clinical evidence
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Kensington 2052, NSW, Australia
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:31. 2006
    ..We surveyed ambulance officers to examine their knowledge and use of the Clinical Information Access Program (CIAP), an online evidence system providing 24-hour access to information to support evidence-based practice...
  20. pmc Computerised pathology test order entry reduces laboratory turnaround times and influences tests ordered by hospital clinicians: a controlled before and after study
    J I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
    J Clin Pathol 59:533-6. 2006
    ..To assess the impact of a computerised pathology order entry system on laboratory turnaround times and test ordering within a teaching hospital...
  21. pmc Errors in the administration of intravenous medications in hospital and the role of correct procedures and nurse experience
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Level 1 AGSM Building, University of New South Wales, Kensington 2052, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:1027-34. 2011
    ..Intravenous medication administrations have a high incidence of error but there is limited evidence of associated factors or error severity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Will information and communication technology disrupt the health system and deliver on its promise?
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:399-400. 2010
    ..As other industries have shown, substitution and role changes are areas in which ICT can lead to the greatest gains...
  23. ncbi request reprint Critical incidents and journey mapping as techniques to evaluate the impact of online evidence retrieval systems on health care delivery and patient outcomes
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, Cliffbrook Campus, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
    Int J Med Inform 76:234-45. 2007
    ..Online evidence retrieval systems are a potential tool in supporting evidence-based practice. Effective and tested techniques for assessing the impact of these systems on care delivery and patient outcomes are limited...
  24. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic investigation rates and use of prescription and non-prescription medications amongst dyspeptics: a population-based study of 2300 Australians
    J I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 17:1171-8. 2003
    ..There is limited knowledge of the diagnostic investigation rates and use of prescription and non-prescription drugs amongst dyspeptics...
  25. ncbi request reprint Empiric clustering of dyspepsia into symptom subgroups: a population-based study
    J I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
    Scand J Gastroenterol 37:917-23. 2002
    ..Despite continued debate regarding dyspepsia subgroups, few studies have used a data-drive approach to assess the existence and relevance of symptom clusters. We aimed to address both these issues...
  26. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the symptoms and physical and mental well-being of dyspeptics: a population based study
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Center for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Qual Life Res 11:283-91. 2002
    ..To compare women and men with dyspepsia in terms of symptoms, physical and mental well-being and the relationships between individual symptoms and well-being...
  27. pmc Do clinicians use online evidence to support patient care? A study of 55,000 clinicians
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, Level 2, Samuels Building, University of New South Wales, Kensington, 2052, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:113-20. 2004
    ....
  28. pmc Do online information retrieval systems help experienced clinicians answer clinical questions?
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Clinical Centre for Health Informatics, Cliffbrook Campus, University of New South Wales, Kensington, 2052, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:315-21. 2005
    ..To assess the impact of clinicians' use of an online information retrieval system on their performance in answering clinical questions...
  29. ncbi request reprint The impact of an online evidence system on confidence in decision making in a controlled setting
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
    Med Decis Making 25:178-85. 2005
    ..To examine the impact of online evidence retrieval on clinicians' decision-making confidence and to determine if this differs for experienced doctors and nurses...
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of point-of-care online clinical evidence by junior and senior doctors in New South Wales public hospitals
    J I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
    Intern Med J 35:399-404. 2005
    ..The Clinical Information Access Program (CIAP), an online evidence retrieval system, provides NSW health professionals in public hospitals with 24 h access to information supporting evidence-based practice...
  31. ncbi request reprint A 9 year prospective cohort study of endoscoped patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of NSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:619-27. 2005
    ..Endoscopic diagnosis is of limited value in predicting long-term outcomes. The association between poor outcome and use of H2RAs and PPIs challenges views about their long-term effectiveness in symptom control...
  32. pmc Multimethod evaluation of information and communication technologies in health in the context of wicked problems and sociotechnical theory
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:746-55. 2007
    ..We report the design and implementation of a multimethod evaluation model to assess the impact of computerized order entry systems on both the technical and social systems within a health care organization...
  33. doi request reprint Non-emergency patient transport: what are the quality and safety issues? A systematic review
    Isla M Hains
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:68-75. 2011
    ..This systematic review examines the factors associated with the quality and safety of non-emergency transport services...
  34. pmc Long-term patterns of online evidence retrieval use in general practice: a 12-month study
    Farah Magrabi
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 10:e6. 2008
    ..Provision of online evidence at the point of care is one strategy that could provide clinicians with easy access to up-to-date evidence in clinical settings in order to support evidence-based decision making...
  35. pmc Clinical decision velocity is increased when meta-search filters enhance an evidence retrieval system
    Enrico Coiera
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:638-46. 2008
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Variation in the use of online clinical evidence: a qualitative analysis
    A Sophie Gosling
    Center for Health Informatics, Level 2, Samuels Building, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Int J Med Inform 69:1-16. 2003
    ..To investigate factors influencing variations in clinicians' use of an online evidence retrieval system...
  37. pmc The safety implications of missed test results for hospitalised patients: a systematic review
    Joanne Callen
    Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:194-9. 2011
    ..Failure to follow-up test results is a critical safety issue. The objective was to systematically review evidence quantifying the extent of failure to follow-up test results and the impact on patient outcomes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' assessments of the usefulness of online evidence to answer clinical questions
    Farah Magrabi
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 107:297-300. 2004
    ..The findings indicate that clinicians' assessments of online evidence use are linked to search patterns and online feedback is useful for measuring the effectiveness of systems...
  39. ncbi request reprint Using an accident model to design safe electronic medication management systems
    Farah Magrabi
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:948-52. 2007
    ..The model will have broad potential to guide the design, implementation and regulation of e-PS...
  40. pmc An action research protocol to strengthen system-wide inter-professional learning and practice [LP0775514]
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, 10 Arthur St, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:144. 2007
    ..The project is funded by the Australian Research Council under its industry Linkage Program...
  41. pmc Health care participants' dualism: are new sub-species evolving?
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J R Soc Med 100:78-80. 2007
  42. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' use of online evidence during consultations
    Farah Magrabi
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Int J Med Inform 74:1-12. 2005
    ..Provision of online evidence at the point of care is one strategy that provides clinicians with easy access to up-to-date evidence in clinical settings to support evidence-based decision-making...
  43. doi request reprint Association of interruptions with an increased risk and severity of medication administration errors
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe 1825, NSW, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 170:683-90. 2010
    ..Interruptions have been implicated as a cause of clinical errors, yet, to our knowledge, no empirical studies of this relationship exist. We tested the hypothesis that interruptions during medication administration increase errors...
  44. ncbi request reprint The impact of computerised physician order entry systems on pathology services: a systematic review
    Andrew Georgiou
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Int J Med Inform 76:514-29. 2007
    ..The implementation of such systems is costly and complex. The purpose of this paper is to review current evidence of the impact of CPOE on hospital pathology services...
  45. ncbi request reprint What factors are associated with the integration of evidence retrieval technology into routine general practice settings?
    Farah Magrabi
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
    Int J Med Inform 76:701-9. 2007
    ..Information retrieval systems have the potential to improve patient care but little is known about the variables which influence clinicians' uptake and use of systems in routine work...
  46. pmc Clinical team functioning and IT innovation: a study of the diffusion of a point-of-care online evidence system
    A Sophie Gosling
    Centre for Health Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 10:244-51. 2003
    ..To examine the relationships between clinical team characteristics and the adoption of the online evidence system...
  47. ncbi request reprint The hierarchy of work pursuits of public health managers
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Health Serv Manage Res 20:71-83. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that public health management work is more managerialist than previously thought...
  48. pmc The development, design, testing, refinement, simulation and application of an evaluation framework for communities of practice and social-professional networks
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:162. 2009
    ..Given the prevalence and importance of communities of practice and social networks, and the extent of investments in them, this project represents a scientific innovation of national and international significance...
  49. ncbi request reprint All in a day's work: an observational study to quantify how and with whom doctors on hospital wards spend their time
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:506-9. 2008
    ..To quantify time doctors in hospital wards spend on specific work tasks, and with health professionals and patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the impact of information communication technologies on complex organizational systems: a multi-disciplinary, multi-method framework
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 107:1323-7. 2004
    ..There are two main challenges. One is to conceptualize the design features of such an evaluation framework. The second is to specify what data will be gathered and how. This paper aims to address each of these problems...
  51. ncbi request reprint Increased rates of ENT surgery among young children: have clinical guidelines made a difference?
    M I Rob
    Centre for Health Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:627-32. 2004
    ..To examine the association between introduction of paediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery guidelines and population procedure rates. To determine changes in children's risk of undergoing ENT surgery...
  52. ncbi request reprint Trends in the utilization of diagnostic upper GI endoscopy in New South Wales, Australia, 1988 to 1998
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
    Gastrointest Endosc 55:847-53. 2002
    ..Such data provide an indication of changes in clinical practice over time and identify subpopulations who may be underexposed or overexposed to the procedure...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cultures in hospitals and their influence on attitudes to, and satisfaction with, the use of clinical information systems
    Joanne L Callen
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 65:635-9. 2007
    ..The relationship between culture and attitudes towards clinical information systems should be taken into account when planning for their adoption...
  54. ncbi request reprint Allied health professionals' use of online evidence: a survey of 790 staff working in the Australian public hospital system
    A Sophie Gosling
    Centre for Health Informatics, Level 2, Samuels Building, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney 2052, NSW, Australia
    Int J Med Inform 73:391-401. 2004
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study over 5 to 10 years of clinical outcomes in women with idiopathic detrusor overactivity
    A R Morris
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
    BJOG 115:239-46. 2008
    ..To evaluate the long-term clinical outcome in women with idiopathic detrusor overactivity (IDO) and to identify significant prognostic factors...
  56. pmc The impact of mobile handheld technology on hospital physicians' work practices and patient care: a systematic review
    Mirela Prgomet
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Level 3, Building M, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, Sydney, NSW 1825, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:792-801. 2009
    ..The paucity of evidence calls for much needed future research that asks explicit questions about the impact the mobility of devices has on work practices and outcomes...
  57. doi request reprint Social network analysis of medication advice-seeking interactions among staff in an Australian hospital
    Nerida Creswick
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
    Int J Med Inform 79:e116-25. 2010
    ..To examine the medication advice-seeking network of staff in a hospital ward...
  58. ncbi request reprint Development and testing of an observational method for detecting medication administration errors using information technology
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 146:429-33. 2009
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Impact of an ultrabroadband emergency department telemedicine system on the care of acutely ill patients and clinicians' work
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 188:704-8. 2008
    ....
  60. pmc Does computerized provider order entry reduce prescribing errors for hospital inpatients? A systematic review
    Margaret H Reckmann
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe 1825, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:613-23. 2009
    ..The role of decision support in minimizing severe prescribing error rates also requires investigation...
  61. doi request reprint The impact of ear, nose and throat surgery on children's subsequent use of health services: An 8-year cohort study
    Marilyn I Rob
    The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:747-53. 2009
    ..This study investigated whether children who had ENT surgery used more health services prior to surgery (excluding the perisurgery period), and, if so, whether surgery resulted in reduced utilisation...
  62. ncbi request reprint A web log analysis of the online NSW Public Health Bulletin for 2001-2003
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, University of Sydney
    N S W Public Health Bull 17:166-74. 2006
    ..The PDF version was used more than the HTML version. Examination of HTML hits revealed how different parts of the Bulletin were being used. This information provides evidence to inform planning...
  63. ncbi request reprint The medication advice-seeking network of staff in an Australian hospital renal ward
    Nerida Creswick
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 130:217-31. 2007
    ..Most communication occurred within professional groups. Several key individuals were pivotal in providing advice both within and across professional groups...
  64. pmc Contextual implementation model: a framework for assisting clinical information system implementations
    Joanne L Callen
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:255-62. 2008
    ..Although other implementation models have been developed, few are grounded in data and others fail to take adequate account of the clinical environment and users' requirements...
  65. ncbi request reprint Introducing soft systems methodology plus (SSM+): why we need it and what it can contribute
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Graduate Management Programs, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales
    Aust Health Rev 25:191-8. 2002
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Computerised order entry systems: sustained impact on laboratory efficiency and mortality rates?
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, 1825, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 136:345-50. 2008
    ..Associations between increased mortality rates and system introduction should be investigated carefully to ascertain any likely association...
  67. ncbi request reprint Nurses' use of online clinical evidence
    A Sophie Gosling
    Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK
    J Adv Nurs 47:201-11. 2004
    ..This is a website which provides 24 hour, online access to a range of evidence sources at the point of care...
  68. pmc The effect of physicians' long-term use of CPOE on their test management work practices
    Joanne L Callen
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe NSW 1825 Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:643-52. 2006
    ..To explore physicians' work practices in relation to their long-term use of a computerized physician order entry system (CPOE)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of guidelines on persistent glue ear in children. Guidelines in Australia were less effective than guidelines in England
    Marilyn I Rob
    BMJ 324:673. 2002
  70. ncbi request reprint Should clinical software be regulated?
    Enrico W Coiera
    Med J Aust 184:600-1. 2006
  71. ncbi request reprint Multi-method studies in health services research
    Andrew Georgiou
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:492. 2007
  72. ncbi request reprint Measuring nurses' time in medication related tasks prior to the implementation of an electronic medication management system
    Amanda Ampt
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, 1825, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 130:157-67. 2007
    ..Only 1.6 minutes was spent clarifying or discussing medication with doctors. Our results call into question some of the predicted efficiency benefits to nurses' work following EMMS introduction...
  73. ncbi request reprint Methods for measuring the impact of health information technologies on clinicians' patterns of work and communication
    Johanna I Westbrook
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:1083-7. 2007
    ..One quarter of interruptions occurred while nurses were preparing or administering medications. This approach produces data which provides greater insights into patterns of clinician's work than has previously been possible...
  74. ncbi request reprint The use of performance metrics to monitor the impact of CPOE on pathology laboratory services
    Andrew Georgiou
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, 1825, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 136:291-6. 2008
    ..Performance metrics, can be relevant for measuring and monitoring changes in communication processes. This is important with CPOE systems whose introduction can have unexpected consequences requiring early detection and action...
  75. ncbi request reprint Pathology's front line - a comparison of the experiences of electronic ordering in the clinical chemistry and haematology departments
    Andrew Georgiou
    Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW 1825, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 130:121-32. 2007
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