Co-constructing IT and Healthcare
PURPOSE: the CITH project focuses on the treatment of patients with ICDs (advanced pacemakers) at The Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet and Bispebjerg Hospital. The overall goal is to contribute to a safe and secure life of the patients through improved communication and collaboration between all involved parties. CITH will advance the conceptual and practical understanding of how to model, develop and implement socio-technical IT solutions for communication and collaboration within heterogeneous and distributed networks.
METHOD: the project applies an explorative, experimental and interventionist approach within an overall participatory research strategy involving staff, patients and relatives. It starts by examining the feasibility of an existing ICD telemonitoring system. The findings are used to develop – through iterative prototyping and testing in real life situations – IT applications and services to support communication and collaboration across organizational and professional boundaries and between hospitals and patients' homes.
PARTICIPANTS: CITH is a collaborative project between the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School, the IT University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Bispebjerg Hospital. More than 50 patients and relatives have participated in project activities.
FUNDING: the CITH project is funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research and the participating universities and hospitals.
CONTACT: Professor Finn Kensing, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +45 30668146.
FURTHER READING: learn more about CITH at the project website