RESEARCH ARTICLE

Enhanced Teamwork Communication Model for Electronic Clinical Pathways in Healthcare

The Open Bioinformatics Journal 31 July 2018 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1875036201811010140

Abstract

Background:

One of the main challenges to hospital patient flow and treatment includes the lack of a patient-centered approach, which in turn contributes to non-effective teamwork communication.

Objectives:

To introduce patient-centered approach by implementing electronic clinical pathways to support more effective teamwork communication. To study how to enhance teamwork communication in healthcare by implementing electronic clinical pathways.

Methods:

We propose a research model, integrating the Donbedian model and the socio-technical theory, to investigate the factors that influence teamwork communication in healthcare. This research applied a quantitative approach using a survey method that was designed along the same principles as in the related work. Preliminary data collection was conducted using the survey method for problem formulation.

Results:

Designed and developed a model for implementing electronic clinical pathways to enhance teamwork communication in healthcare.

Conclusion:

This study provides recommendations to hospitals to enhance teamwork communication in healthcare by implementing electronic clinical pathways.

Keywords: Clinical pathways, Communication, Healthcare, Socio-technical theory, Donabedian model, Electronic clinical pathways.
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