Social Network Analysis and Tele Homecare

Karsten Ulrik Niss
Medical Informatics Group, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Ole Hejlesen
Medical Informatics Group, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Louise Bilenberg Pape-Haugaard
Medical Informatics Group, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

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Ingår i: Proceedings from The 15th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2017 Kristiansand, Norway, August 29–30, 2017

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 145:12, s. 72-77

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Publicerad: 2018-01-04

ISBN: 978-91-7685-364-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The use of tele homecare solutions in Denmark is increasing and moving from locally anchored pilot projects to large-scale or even nation-wide projects. TeleCare North has finished and evaluated a large-scale project for patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COL). Some of the experiences show, that the cooperation between the healthcare professionals can be improved – or need to be adjusted more explicitly to the tele homecare solution. This study is part of a larger Ph.D.-study, that will focus on the cooperation and communication between the healthcare professionals in the new TeleCare North Heart Failure project, and will study collaborative relationships between the actors before and after the implementation of the Heart Failure solution. The result from two literature reviews indicates that the area is novel and unstudied, since no articles have been written about SNA and telemedicine/tele homecare, but a few (16 in the review) have been written about SNA and health informatics.


Telemedicine, Medical Informatics, Organizations, Organizational Change, Social Network Analysis


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