Little is known about the Information Technology artefacts which help inform decision-making to sup-port people returning home following a hospital stay. Content, delivery, timing and information about personal circumstances form integral components of person-centred discharge planning. From an Information Systems (IS) perspective, understanding barriers to information flow, artefacts in use and the context in which they are presented to health care professionals is the first step to explore how currently used IS support or fail to support the discharge process. This research-in-progress uses Roy’s Adaption Model and Adaptive Structuration Theory to explore to what extent patient infor-mation documented in the medical record supports and enables person-centred discharge planning. We aim specifically to understand how the medical record shapes discharge planning through clini-cian-to-clinician and clinician-to-patient information sharing to support a patient’s recovery journey when home. Findings suggest that the medical record is insufficient to support and enable person-centred discharge planning. We suggest how these limitations can be overcome to improve person-centred discharge planning to assist and facilitate patients’ transition home.
Taylor, Nyree J.; Lederman, Reeva; and Bosua, Rachelle, (2017). "MEDICAL RECORD SUPPORT FOR EFFECTIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING". In Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017 (pp. 2825-2833). ISBN 978-0-9915567-0-0 Research-in-Progress Papers.