Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise

Project Items

Durham and Darlington Electronic Health Record

Members of the centre were involved in the ERDIP Durham and Darlington electronic health records project. The particular concern was to encompass and account for the professional and ethical concerns of clinicians and other care providers, and the corresponding concerns to patients, clients, families and carers, about the exchange and sharing of critical and sensitive information. We are creating illustrations of the rationale and configuration of appropriate ‘organisational architecture’ (encompassing elements of structure and process, but also policy, professional ethics, public concerns, and the like) and the possible resulting organisational and technical solutions. In other words, we are not primarily or exclusively concerned with information requirements and technology. We wanted mainly to understand what health and social care professionals are doing and will do in providing services to patients, and what their intentions are in providing these services. Future work is being planned including the path to procurement and implementation.