Improving coordination of care centers for the elderly through IT support

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  • Andreas Kaas Johansen
  • Frederik Vahr Bjarnø Lauridsen
  • Manea, Vlad
  • Konstantin Slavin-Borovskij
  • Troels Mønsted

In Denmark, care of elderly people involves numerous and relatively autonomous care providers, including care centers, activity centers, physiotherapists, doctors, and other specialists. However, due to a poor coordination of activities, many elderly experience a lack of continuity of care, missed appointments, and general discomfort. In this poster we report on preliminary findings from a project aimed at creating improved IT support for coordination of care for the elderly in a Danish municipality. We propose that in order to successfully support heterogeneous collaboration, our system must address the disruptions in the existing routines, minimize the inherent articulation work, and coherently unify their coordination mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW'15 Companion Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2015
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-2946-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Mar 201518 Mar 2015
Conference number: 18


Conference18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing

    Research areas

  • Coordination mechanisms, Elder care, Heterogeneous collaboration

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