Bridget Kane on Information Systems in Health Care2018-10-18
What is Information systems in healthcare and and what is the latest research with regard to information communication and collaboration among hospital-based medical teams? Bridget Kane gave an insight at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' Academic Lecturers of 2018 on October 17th.
The importance of the design of systems that support clinicians in their work while keeping patients at the centre of focus, and the implications for inappropriate design were discussed. Much of Bridget Kane's research is about questions like: What are the future directions in the development of information technology for healthcare? What are the expectations for research in the application of technology in health care?
- Having a background in the health care system myself, is useful when I go to hospitals to collect data. I previously worked in a laboratory in Ireland, which is where my interest for how data are collected, stored, organised and communicated first started, says Bridget Kane.
The audience was given an insight into the latest technology in health care, involving "medical avatars", remote control surgery and on-line specialists giving expert advice to non-specialist clinicians in hospitals.