The subject of this research-in-progress paper is on digitalization of healthcare in relation to work and learning. The aim is to explore the introduction of social technologies for collaboration and knowledge sharing at work. The empirical data is from a pilot study in the Swedish healthcare sector, involving emergency resident physicians, medical library team, and hospital management. Preliminary findings shed lights on some of the tensions and conflicting perspectives related to the digital workplace, and how to balance between them seems to be the challenge (personal vs. professional; medical vs. administrative; flexibility vs. institutionalization). This study also indicates that there is potential for collegial collaboration, knowledge sharing, and learning and argue that better integration in daily practice and new ways of working may contribute to meet demand for health-related IT competence for healthcare staff and the benefit of patients as well.
Vallo Hult, Helena, (2017). "THE EMERGENCE OF SHARING AND GAINING KNOWLEDGE: TOWARDS SMARTWORK IN HEALTHCARE". In Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017 (pp. 2578-2586). ISBN 978-0-9915567-0-0 Research-in-Progress Papers.