By: Raymon, Sasaki, and Morgan
As healthcare becomes more information-centric, technology and medicine start to converge. “IT, Gender, and Professional Practice” illustrates an example of using technology to streamline practice and make workflows more efficient and outcomes more accurate. However, the technology was imposed on major stakeholders, such as nurses and pharmacists, without their inputs for its design. Without an insight into their nuanced workflows, the system failed to adapt to the flexibility of nurses’ and pharmacists’ processes and instead forced them to conform to arbitrary standards.
Diary Exercise – log your own work practices and your use of paper (and other tools) vs. digital technology. Keep this log for at least 1-2 days. You will reference this diary in the second assignment, but it does not need to be turned in.
Flickr Mini-Assignment #2: How Exactly Do We Work? – the purpose of this mini-assignment is to encourage closer attention to and reflection on your own work practices.
- Photograph a permanent or temporary workspace you use either alone or with a group. The image should be captured mid-activity (not when everything is cleaned up and put away).
- Post directly to our Flickr pool – or (for those of you who don’t wish to create or use your Yahoo, Facebook or Google account to login – e-mail to Stuart: email@example.com)
- In the caption section describe the activity underway and explain the tools that are being used in this photo and how they are being used. In particular refer to any paper as well as screen-based technologies and any other tools and how they are supporting the activity depicted in the image.
Completing this mini-assignment contributes to your class participation grade.
Our general feedback on assignment 1 is now available. Download in PDF format.
Divya Karthikeyan, Shaohan Chen and Wendy Xue