ITU researcher Pernille Bjørn (TiP) and Professor Gunnar Ellingsen (University of Tromsø, Norway) have just finished 2-years work on a special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS) dedicated to Action Research, Interventions, and Participatory Design. This special issue is now published online.
Over the last 10 years research on Information Infrastructures in healthcare has become an established research field with an engaged interdisciplinary community. The strength of this community is the interdisciplinary interest in sharing ideas about information structure in healthcare across domains such as CSCW, STS, and IS. Since 2007 bi-annual international workshops has been have been organized bringing together researchers from Scandinavia and Europe. in 2013 Pernille Bjørn and Gunnar Ellingsen arrange the 4th workshop at Tromsø University. The result of the workshop is a special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS) on information infrastructures in healthcare, dedicated to Action Research, Interventions, and Participatory Design. The special issue follows previous special issues published in International Journal of Medical Informatics, and Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work.
The papers included in the issue are diverse and bring new types of insights on information infrastructures in healthcare.
Inge Lecluijze, Bart Penders, Frans Feron, and Klasien Horstman: “Infrastructural work in child welfare: incommensurable politics in the Dutch Child Index”
Joan Rodón and Alexander Chekanov: “Architectural Constraints on the Bootstrapping of a Personal Health Record”
Nina Boulus-Rødje: “Managing Normative Criteria in Action Research: A Reflexive Analysis”
The special issue (volume 26, issue 2) is available online here