On Friday I presented the paper ELECTRONIC INTERACTION IN HEALTH SERVICES AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE – LESSONS FROM THE NORWEGIAN COUNTY OF SOGN & FJORDANE. This will be available later via a link to SlideShare or my employers website http://www.vestforsk.no.
Due to the catastrophe back home that unfolded after the session (and poor internet connection at the internet conference hotel that made live-blogging during session impossible) other priorities than work came first on friday afternoon and most of saturday.
I was very impressed with the presentation of model and examples from South Africa.
THE GENERIC QUALITY ASSURANCE MODEL (GQAM) FOR SUCCESSFUL E-HEALTH ACQUISITION IN RURAL HOSPITALS (F118) by Nkqubela Ruxwana eventually got the prize for best presentation and it was really well deserved.(I later attempted pronouncing his name during my presentation. YOU try it.) This was to make a point about his findings might not only be true in poor regions as he suggested. (And I thought my paper was open about our project shortcomings? The importance of Involvement and Quality procedures can also be felt in case study in our resource rich region of Norway.