The Learning Microsystem - learning across boarders in a healthcare organisation
|CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 1 000 000
|November 2007 - December 2011
Purpose and goal
The Learning Microsystem - learning across boarders in a healthcare organisationThis project intends to study the care facilities in Lidkoping - microsystems ¬ -that are responsible for patients treated with anticoagulants. The purpose is to expand current knowledge of clinical microsystems in healthcare by using a collaborative research approach. We want to explore how microsystems can develop, renew and improve their capability in order to provide safe care of high quality to the patients.
Results and expected effects
We expect the project to generate new ways of working that will lead to improved and more effective healthcare processes from a patient perspective. The studies of the particular microsystems - care facilities - are expected to bring forward new models of working that could facilitate improvement activities in other healthcare processes in Lidkoping. Knowledge and experiences gained in the project will be spread to other actors in the healthcare arena through network activities, scientific articles and conference contributions.
Approach and implementation
1.Analyse the current state of the concerned healthcare process in order to reconcile differences between the various theoretical frameworks used. 2.Retrospective action research of care facility in Lidkoping 3.Monitor and follow the continuous improvement activities in the care process. Action research, participating observation and interviews. 4.Study a care facility that hasn´t started improvement activities yet. Interviews, documentation and participating observation. 5.Study how sustainable learning mechanisms are transferred between different microsystems in the integrated healthcare process.