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Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 311)
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 170)
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 142)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 131)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82)
Violence and Victims     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Groupwork     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern     Full-text available via subscription  
Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning     Open Access  
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Bakti Budaya     Open Access  
Voces desde el Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access  
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
Volunteer Management Report     Full-text available via subscription  
Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk     Open Access  
Argumentum     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
Trabajo Social Global - Global Social Work     Open Access  
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal  
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access  
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal  
Tempo Social     Open Access  

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Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew
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ISSN (Print) 1798-0798
Published by Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Sotetite-tutkimuspäivät tutkijan ja tutkimusryhmän

    • Authors: Virpi Jylhä, Juha Mykkänen, Alpo Värri
      Pages: 131 - 131
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.117854
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • Experiences of social and health care information system developers in
           co-operation with users

    • Authors: Jenni Rytkönen, Ulla-Mari Kinnunen, Susanna Martikainen
      Pages: 132– - 132–
      Abstract: The main task of social welfare and health care is to promote the wellbeing and health of citizens and to treat diseases as well as possible. This is achieved through correct timing and decisions, good care and proper diagnosis. Information systems intended for the management of patient and client information play an important role in the implementation of the above-mentioned main tasks and in enabling activities. Social and health care information systems should support professional work processes and workflows, and the role of end-users in the development of information systems appears differently due to the diversity of the sector than in many other areas. When defining the development needs of information systems, a large group of social and health care professionals should be included. Health care professionals are willing to participate in the development, but they feel that the experiences of end-users are not adequately considered. Problems and technological errors detected in client and patient information systems have also led to a risk to patient safety. The purpose of this study was to find out the experiences and views of software developers developing social and health care information systems on user participation in the development. Factors related to participation were examined and identified through the selected dimensions of the sociotechnical model. The study was carried out as a questionnaire, the results of which were analysed quantitatively. The data collection was done with an electronic questionnaire in Finnish and in English and forwarded to the information system suppliers in the Valvira’s (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health in Finland) information system register (updated 9/2019). A link to the questionnaire was also shared on social media. The research material consists of 87 responses. According to the research findings, software developers developing social and health care information systems want to work actively with end-users and feel that they will benefit from user feedback. However, there is a lack of established methods and the necessary resources to enable cooperation. Developer and user organisations should therefore direct more resources to enable cooperation. The importance of information from users in development work and based on interaction between people and information technology is a prerequisite for the development of a successful social and health care information system.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.109908
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • The effectiveness of digital information systems in healthcare on staff
           and patients: a scoping review from a nursing perspective

    • Authors: Ella Valkeapää, Laura-Maria Peltonen
      Pages: 150– - 150–
      Abstract: The aim of this scoping review was to gather evidence about the effectiveness of digital information systems on nursing staff and patient outcomes. Inclusion criteria were: information system used in clinical work and covers quality, satisfaction, efficiency, patient outcomes, work processes and costs. Exclusion criteria were: barcode scanning, managerial information systems, mobile devices, artificial intelligence, alert systems, internet of things and robotics. Four databases were searched: CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, PubMed and the Web of Science. The search resulted in 2400 articles of which 16 were included in the review. Included studies were published between the years 1995–2020.The Joanna Briggs Critical Appraisal tools were used for quality evaluation. The results were analyzed with deductive content analysis. Four of the included studies had experimental design and 12 had quasi-experimental design. Quality scores of reported studies were mainly mediocre. The studied digital information systems were categorized as patient record, medication process, health data automation and patient portal. The most studied systems were patient records. Systems mainly focused on a limited part of the medication process and digital nursing documentation. Most studies compared digital information systems to paper-based systems. Data were obtained with questionnaires and by time and motion analysis. Regarding staff outcomes, most studies covered the use of working time and job satisfaction. These outcomes showed inconclusive results. Patient outcomes weren`t studied at length and some studies showed positive while others showed negative outcomes. Based on the findings of this review, the evidence of the effectiveness of information systems on staff and patient outcomes is scarce and the terminology and definitions of the systems is inconsistent. More evidence is needed to show the effectiveness of digital information systems on patient outcomes.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.110621
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • User-centred design of ehealth solutions for home dialysis: focus on
           patient experience and clinicians’ needs

    • Authors: Sini Hölsä, Paula Valkonen, Johanna Viitanen, Virpi Rauta
      Pages: 166– - 166–
      Abstract: New eHealth solution for home dialysis patients and clinicians aims to support and make the care process more fluent. Taking the end-users into account and involving them in the development process is important for wide adaption and truly useful outcome. In this article, we present research, which aims to identify the needs and experiences of home dialysis patients and their clinicians with a new eHealth solution, which includes different instruments and sensors along with an application. This research is a part of a larger research project called ‘eHealth in Home Dialysis’. Research data was collected from two remote workshops with five patients and four clinicians that were held at the end of 2021. Previous data (interviews and usability evaluations) from the same research project were utilized in the planning of these workshops. The workshop data were analyzed with qualitative methods. Home dialysis patients had some experience with the new eHealth solution, and they saw potential in the unity with different instruments, sensors, and an application. Following up the results of measurements and data-based decision-making regarding own care were seen as the most important features of the eHealth solution. However, continuous measuring and form filling was seen laborious at times. In addition, the usability of the smartwatch was unsatisfactory. Clinicians, on the other hand, had not used the new eHealth solution, but they were aware of it. From the perspective of clinicians, the new eHealth solution should fit their working environment and processes with other IT solutions. Clinicians saw potential in the eHealth solution as it could ease defining the general condition of a patient and following up the patient’s status together with the patient. However, resources and guidance regarding the implementation is needed. The new eHealth solution has potential but planning and designing regarding the principles of the use of eHealth solutions between patients and clinicians is needed before wider implementation. Further development of solutions should focus on usability and integration with current IT systems so that the use of eHealth solutions can be a fluent and easy part of home dialysis care both from patients’ and clinicians’ perspective. eHealth solutions could encourage more patients to choose home care in the future, which compared to hospitalization requires less resources and can better support individualized care.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.114929
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • The dimensions of the data protection and information security competence
           of healthcare professionals

    • Authors: Anni Taanila, Virpi Jylhä
      Pages: 179– - 179–
      Abstract: For the time being research, on the data protection competence of healthcare professionals has been limited to looking at only one area at a time, without outlining the multidimensional overall picture. In healthcare data protection competence is carried out as information security behavior. Privacy competence manifests itself in the ability to process personal data well. At the heart of data protection competence are properly managed information management, properly processed personal data and information resources. By making sure that employees have proper data protection competency you can avoid data breaches and enhance the performance of employees and organizations. The purpose of this study is to describe the manifestation of the dimensions of learning theory in the data protection and security competence of the employees in Healthcare Services for Prisoners. This study utilizes a cross-sectional survey of data protection competence that was conducted for every employee in Healthcare Services for Prisoners. The results of the study are described using the dimensions of Knud Illeris’ learning theory. The importance of data protection and information security competence in Healthcare Services for Prisoners is emphasized, since in Healthcare Services for Prisoners the processing of patient and personal data is governed not only by health care legislation but also by the Prison Health Care Unit Act, which defines anomalies in patient data disclosure. The results of the study support the view that privacy competence of healthcare professionals is a multidimensional phenomenon. Privacy competence and the implementation of security behaviors in healthcare is not only dependent on the trainings an individual has undergone, but the operating environment and targeted guidance have a significant impact on the realization of data protection. Based on previous studies, the study of health care privacy competencies has placed an emphasis on looking at the work environment and internal incentives of the individual, as well as identifying factors that influence data protection policies. This study supports the view on the multidimensionality of data protection competencies and the national and international research gap on the subject.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.109920
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • Social welfare professionals’ experiences on client information
           systems in 2020

    • Authors: Samuel Salovaara, Katri Ylönen, Marianne Silén, Johanna Viitanen, Tinja Lääveri, Sanna Hautala
      Pages: 191– - 191–
      Abstract: This article examines the experiences of client information systems (CISs) used by social welfare professionals with at least a bachelor-level education. The purpose of the article is to evaluate the realisation of the objectives of the eHealth and eSocial Strategy 2020 from the perspective of social welfare professionals and to produce brand-specific information about user experiences to support future development of CISs. The research question is: What kind of assessments do social welfare professionals with at least a bachelor-level education provide about the CISs they used in 2020, based on their user experiences' The study utilises survey data (n=990) gathered in the STePS 3.0 project in September–October 2020 in cooperation with trade unions, using a subpopulation of respondents with an electronic CIS in use (n = 974). The data was analysed by descriptive methods using direct distribution and cross-tabulation. Mean values, standard deviations, 95% confidence intervals of the means and the proportions of poor and commendable grades were presented for school grades 4–10. The results show that there is variance between the brands used in social care in terms of functionality, usability, support for work and cooperation and the perceived benefits. The average ratings of the brands ranged from moderate (6) to good (8). Nappula and Domacare, which are generally used in the limited social care settings, received the best ratings. Of the CISs widely used in social welfare, Pro Consona received the best rating (satisfactory). Designing and adapting CISs to the needs of a smaller and more limited user groups are naturally more straightforward, and users are able to learn a CIS system faster compared to CISs with large user groups and versatile functionalities. The development needs for all CISs were identified as support for cooperation and information exchanges, as well as support in understanding client services and improvements of electronic client services. The identified development areas are significant for future welfare regions. CISs have the potential to support the established objectives for social and welfare reform if they are developed in the future to better meet the needs of professionals.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.113710
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • Ability of social welfare professionals as users of information systems
           (IS) and their experiences of IS support for work

    • Authors: Samuel Salovaara, Sanna Hautala, Marianne Silén
      Pages: 208– - 208–
      Abstract: The experiences of social welfare professionals with higher education are examined for the first time as part of the nationwide Monitoring and Evaluation of Social and Health IS Services (STePS 3.0) project. The aim is to provide information about the realisation of the goals defined for social welfare professionals in the Finnish eHealth and eSocial 2020 Strategy. The study asks how experienced and skilled social professionals are as the users of ISs, how ISs support the search and exchange of information by social welfare professionals and how well client ISs support the work of social welfare professionals. The research material consists of the responses of 990 social welfare professionals who responded to the electronic questionnaire in September–October 2020 and who worked in the public, private or third sector in a variety of social welfare positions. The results show that social welfare professionals with a higher education are experienced users of ISs, but the support provided by the systems for work is somewhat weak. Social welfare professionals working in the public sector assessed the support provided by ISs for work more critically than those individuals in other sectors. ISs are utilised as the main source of client information in information retrieval, but old-fashioned and information security-poor methods of information retrieval are still used. The social welfare client data archive is not yet widely utilised in the social welfare sector in information retrieval. The study highlights the need to identify the barriers to the utilisation of ISs and to take better account of the interactional and relational aspects of social welfare practices and the needs of different occupational tasks in the development of ISs so that they can better support social welfare professionals in their daily work.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.110119
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • Developing voluntary patient safety incident reporting of high-maturity
           electronic health records

    • Authors: Sari Palojoki, Noora Skants, Elina Reponen, Anne Vakkuri, Kaija Saranto, Riikka Vuokko
      Pages: 226– - 226–
      Abstract: Patient safety incident reporting is currently considered a cornerstone of efforts to improve patient safety. For incidents related to high-maturity electronic health record systems (EHRs), there is a need to develop a classification appropriate to clinical operating environment that would benefit the identification of incidents and enhance structured reporting and analysis. The overall aim of the study was to advance use of a voluntary patient safety incident reporting system and to develop the usability of reports in the field of EHR safety. The aim was to categorize and reason patient safety incidents related to high-maturity EHRs so that the classification responds to the characteristics of errors in these systems. Previous research results on the error types in EHRs and incident reports were analyzed and classified for a six-month period immediately after the implementation of the EHRs. The guiding principles of the classification work were based on the features, usage and usability of the classification. The 13 main classes describe the incidents that occur during the clinical use of the advanced EHRs. The largest instance of classes in this dataset were interface, usability, workflow, medication section, and documentation problems. Half of the main classes are supplemented by 2 to 6 subclasses, resulting in 35 classes. The results reflect both theoretical and methodological objectives for the qualitative and contentual development of the classification and practical objectives for the development of reporting. From a clinical point of view, the problem type descriptions are intended to guide the classification of incidents in practice. The study produced a theoretical-practical result in the field of classification research. The classification can be applied to the reporting and analysis of incidents related to high-maturity EHRs. The results highlight the specific features of the category and the distinguishing factors in relation to the other categories, and reasoning for these outcomes. The use of classification is assumed to support incident reporting and use of data. In the future, systematic maintenance and development of the classification based on empirical data will be required in order to further develop the quality of data to support patient safety in the use of EHRs.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.110823
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • The effectiveness of a web-based education program for nurses’
           self-assessed skills concerning the care of alcohol-intoxicated patients
           in an emergency department

    • Authors: Kaisu-Leena Mäkelä, Jari Kylmä, Eija Noppari, Tiina Hakala, Marita Koivunen
      Pages: 243– - 243–
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to measure the effectiveness of a web-based education program for nurses’ self-assessed skills concerning the care of alcohol-intoxicated patients in an emergency department. A quasi-experimental design with an intervention and comparison group was used. A quantitative approach was utilized to describe the nurses’ self-assessed skills before and after a web-based education program. Within the resources of the organization that participated in this study, it was possible to deliver the intervention to 20 nurses during one year. All ninety nurses working in the emergency department of one central hospital in Finland were randomly assigned to either the intervention group (n=20) or comparison group (n=25); in both groups, baseline (November 2017) and follow-up (December 2018) surveys were conducted before and after the intervention. The intervention group members showed a statistically significant increase in their self-assessed skills in several sections of the competence scale that was used. This may indicate that the web-based education program had a positive effect on the intervention group’s knowledge and improved their skills to care for alcohol-intoxicated patients.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.113450
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • DiHECO – Digital healthcare ecosystem research and networking

    • Authors: Alpo Olavi Värri, Hannu Nieminen, Nina Helander, Mark van Gils
      Pages: 256– - 256–
      Abstract: The DiHECO project aims at studying the role and potential of digital healthcare platforms in the European, mostly publicly arranged, healthcare service ecosystem. The project, divided into a few subprojects, tries to identify areas of research that can grow into impactful larger European projects with industry co-operation. DiHECO aims also at further developing the capacity of participants, particularly the Kaunas University of Technology, to perform relevant research in this area. In its first year, the project has made progress according to plan through joint research activities and networking events. These include the digital health tracks of the researcher and industry forum of the ICTE 2021 conference and two grant writing workshops and a scientific writing workshop.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.114944
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
  • Medical and nursing students’ co-learning in digitalized health care

    • Authors: Nina Smolander, Tuomas Koskela, Ilona Jylhäsalo, Taru Manner, Mervi Kautto, Riikka Riihimies
      Pages: 261– - 261–
      Abstract: The demographic change in Finnish population has forced us to develop digital solutions to meet health care requirements. To respond to the need, we designed and piloted a one-day Multidisciplinary Digital Clinic (MDC) education for medical and nursing students. In this report, we describe our project of the one-day MDC education of digital solutions in primary care for medical and nursing students, and their learning experiences. Additionally, we describe the realization of the intended learning outcomes. The MDC education was conducted by flipped learning method with pre-studying materials. The MDC day was divided into three topical workshops: Remote Care, Digital Symptoms and Health care assessment, and Assessment of Need for care. Students formed three multidisciplinary teams. The students (N=108) valued the opportunity to train with modern technological equipment. Learning in the multidisciplinary teams enabled their knowledge and expertise sharing beyond study field limits, and provided a unique opportunity to discuss together, and thus, helped generate future-proof cooperation skills. The MDC training improved students' understanding of digitally enhanced health care services and increased their understanding of the automated digitalized service pathways, and the continuity of care. In conclusion, the students described MDC as a unique opportunity, and future oriented education. The MDC encouraged students to get involved in the digitally and technologically enhanced health care eco-system in their professional careers.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.23996/fjhw.114942
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2022)
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