Meeting the challenge: OT and IT
Authors: Morley, Mary; Aveling, Patricia
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 72, Number 12, December 2009 , pp. 559-561(3)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:Government policy requires occupational therapists to provide evidence for the clinical effectiveness of services using information management systems. However, their engagement in the Information Management and Technology programme has been limited.
The benefits of engaging in this agenda are explored and the risks of non-involvement are discussed. Strategies to assist occupational therapists and managers to implement information systems are highlighted. It is concluded that unless occupational therapists engage collectively in the short term, the opportunities to influence information systems will diminish and the unique occupational therapy contribution will be at risk of becoming invisible.
Document Type: Short Communication
Publication date: December 2009
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
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