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Table 1 Overview of the methodology in the four most recent DaCHI studies

From: Video observation in HIT development: lessons learned on benefits and challenges

Case nr. Objectives Design Context Video observation technique Complementary data collection methods
1[12] Assessment of the laborsaving effect by recycling administrative data. Focus on data-entry a) Quantitative before/after evaluation - time-study 8 hospital wards at 5 different hospitals 2 researchers, each of them observing the data-entry with and without recycling administrative data for app. 3 hours at each ward Interviews with the ward management and the nurses responsible for entering data into the systems at each ward
  Assessment of time consumption before and after data-entry b) Qualitative ethnographic evaluation study    
2[18] Assessment of the clinical benefits of implementing IT-boards for better overview with focus on the clinicians points of view Qualitative ethnographic evaluation study 1 hospital ward 2 researchers, each of them observing the work practice after the implementation of the IT-boards for 1 full day (app. 7 hours) Interviews with ward management
3[44] Assessment of the clinical benefits by implementing EHR in a region in Danmark – focus on the clinicians points of view a) Qualitative and quantitative* before/after evaluation study 5 hospital wards at 4 different hospitals 3 researchers, each of them observing 1 full day (app. 8 hours) at each ward before implementation and 1 full day (app. 8 hours) at each ward after implementation Personal observation, Interviews with ward management and 2 physicians and 2 nurses selected by management at each ward. Questionnaires, Insight into documents
Continuous feed-back on the process to the project management b) Process evaluation    
4[19] Creation of a basic understanding of the medication process in a cardiology department Qualitative survey study 1 hospital ward 2 researchers each of them observing for a full day (app. 7 hours) Photo supported interviews (photos taken by respondents)
  1. *The quantitative objective in case nr. 3 was pursued by questionnaires – and not by video observation.