Co-Constructing Healthcare and Technology (CIHT)

Investigator Pernille Bjørn, Assistant Professor

The CITH research project is a collaborative effort between The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), University of Copenhagen (KU) and Rigshospitalet. The project focuses on the treatment of patients with ICD at The Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet with the overall goal of improving both the communication and collaboration between all involved parties. CITH addresses problems related to shared care and IT support for communication across institutional and professional boundaries in heterogeneous settings of healthcare professionals and patients, and will advance the conceptual and practical understanding of how to model, develop, and implement Socio-Technical IT solu¬tions for communication and cooperation within hetero¬geneous and distributed work settings. TIP participants will be part of the project from February 1st 2009.

ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator which is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation. The device is programmed to detect cardiac arrhythmia and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity.

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