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Samuelson, S., Svensson, A., Svenningsson, I. & Pennbrant, S. (2023). Learning in living lab collaboration in primary care: a qualitative study. Journal of Workplace Learning, 35(9), 218-234
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning in living lab collaboration in primary care: a qualitative study
2023 (English)In: Journal of Workplace Learning, ISSN 1366-5626, E-ISSN 1758-7859, Vol. 35, no 9, p. 218-234Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

To meet future healthcare needs, primary care is undergoing a transformation in which innovations and new ways of working play an important role. However, successful innovations depend on joint learning and rewarding collaborations between healthcare and other stakeholders. This study aims to explore how learning develops when entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and older people collaborate in a primary care living lab.

Design/methodology/approach

The study had an action research design and was conducted at a clinically embedded living lab at a primary care centre on the west coast of Sweden. Data consisted of e-mail conversations, recordings from design meetings and three group interviews with each party (entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and older people). Data were analysed with inductive qualitative content analysis.

Findings

An overarching theme, “To share each other’s worlds in an arranged space for learning”, was found, followed by three categories, “Prerequisites for learning”, “Strategies to achieve learning” and “To learn from and with each other”. These three categories comprise eight subcategories.

Originality/value

This research contributes to knowledge regarding the need for arranged spaces for learning and innovation in primary care and how collaborative learning can contribute to the development of practice.

Keywords
Innovation, Primary care, Qualitative research, Action research, Collaborative learning, Living lab
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21096 (URN)10.1108/jwl-01-2023-0012 (DOI)001040574800002 ()2-s2.0-85166431590 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-19 Created: 2023-12-19 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Samuelson, S., Svensson, A., Pennbrant, S. & Svenningsson, I. (2021). Collaboration for learning: How can it be done? A case study in a tested environment between a company, healthcare professionals and the public in primary care. In: L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres (Ed.), INTED2021 Proceedings: . Paper presented at 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Dates: 8-9 March, 2021 Location: Online Conference. iated Digital Library
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaboration for learning: How can it be done? A case study in a tested environment between a company, healthcare professionals and the public in primary care
2021 (English)In: INTED2021 Proceedings / [ed] L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres, iated Digital Library , 2021Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Primary care (PC) faces major challenges due to demographic changes, medical and technological advances, increased healthcare costs and higher expectations from well-informed citizens. PC needs to adapt as society changes and in order to meet an increased demand for care, there is a need to be innovative in terms of the services that PC offers. The use of testbeds is becoming more common when introducing new technology into society, but in PC, testbeds are still a fairly new phenomenon. Thus, testbeds are discussed in order to create more effective, efficient and innovative healthcare practices. New health technology has the potential to better satisfy peoples need of healthcare and will eventually change healthcare practice. Testbeds provides opportunities for the healthcare professionals to test new technologies and adopt new work practices which will follow the use of new technologies. Likewise, patients can learn about new technologies and how to use the new care services made possible by the technology. In the testbed, companies can benefit from the knowledge of end users, such as healthcare professionals and patients, as they collaborate to test new technologies and services in real practice. Thus, the testbed has the potential to become an arena for learning between healthcare professionals, patients and companies, collaborating in order to learn and develop healthcare technology based on the need in PC.

This paper aims to explore the collaboration between a company, healthcare professionals and the public in a testbed environment in PC, and how collaboration can contribute to learning for all involved. The following research questions guided this study:- What learning arise when a company, healthcare professionals and the public collaborate?- What are the facilitators and barriers for learning in the collaboration between a company, healthcare professionals and the public?

The testbed in this study is located on a PC centre in a relatively small municipality with approximately 6600 inhabitants on the west coast of Sweden. The company is a small size company that develops 3D patient information films for healthcare that can be shown on waiting room screens as well as online at patients’ homes. So far, the company has focused on creating films intended for hospital care, such as information about operations and treatments, but now the company want to expand its scope to also include PC. Having limited knowledge about the PC context, the company use the testbed to co-create an information film on fall prevention through collaboration with healthcare professionals and representatives from the target group, namely frail older people. To explore the collaboration when co-creating this film, a case study is conducted. Data is collected by filming and recording collaboration meetings, e-mail conversations, discussion groups and/or individual interviews. We expect this study to provide insights in what learning takes place when companies and end users collaborate on developing healthcare technology and thus contribute with a deeper understanding of “best practices” regarding the collaboration processes in testbeds. In the longer perspective, a well-functioning testbed in PC can potentially contribute with innovative technologies and services that can increase the healthcare's resource efficiency and quality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
iated Digital Library, 2021
Keywords
primary care, testbed, innovation, learning, collaboration, case study
National Category
Nursing Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-17965 (URN)10.21125/inted.2021.0360 (DOI)
Conference
5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Dates: 8-9 March, 2021 Location: Online Conference
Available from: 2021-12-23 Created: 2021-12-23 Last updated: 2024-04-26Bibliographically approved
Gjellebæk, C., Johansson, V. & Samuelson, S. (2020). Application of work integrated learning in descriptions of practical implications: A study of dissertation work within Informatics with specialization in Work Integrated Learning. In: Kristina Johansson (Ed.), VILÄR: 3–4 December 2020 University West,Trollhättan. Abstracts. Paper presented at VILÄR. 3–4 December 2020 University West,Trollhättan (pp. 4-5). Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Application of work integrated learning in descriptions of practical implications: A study of dissertation work within Informatics with specialization in Work Integrated Learning
2020 (English)In: VILÄR: 3–4 December 2020 University West,Trollhättan. Abstracts / [ed] Kristina Johansson, Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst , 2020, p. 4-5Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background:  In 2002, the Swedish government assigned University West (UW) to develop work integrated learning (WIL). WIL is linked to learning in both organizational contexts and higher education. Research activities at UW are rooted inpractice and expected to contribute to practice and societal impact and focus on “Learning in and for a New Working Life”. Doctoral studies represents important premise suppliers for future research and contribution to the development of WIL, thus UW has provided doctoral programs with a specialization in work integrated learning since 2012.

This paper will explore how WIL and practical implications are described in dissertation work published between 2018-2019, within the doctoral program of Informatics with specialization in WIL (IWIL) at UW.

Methods: Seven dissertations within IWIL were analyzed based on questions related to descriptions of the practice domain and – perspective, relation between research(er)and practice, and the research’s implications for practice. All analyses were discussed based on the intention of WIL as a basis of values.Results: Dissertations were mainly based on engaged research approaches. Despite approach, the analyses revealed the collaborative processes to be scarcely described. Practice domain, problems and challenges are generally well displayed, but mainly representing the research perspective. Lessons learned, insights and reflections arising as part of collaborative processes are not pronounced clearly. Practical implications are often vague, difficult to identify, and presented from a research perspective operationalized as “principles” or recommendations. Added value and implemented changes are slightly discussed. Conclusion: The dissertations meet the intention of contributing to “learning in a new working life”. However, to be in line with WIL the research(er) need more focus on the practice perspective to provide “learning for a new working life”. Different perspectives on practical implications, outcome of collaborative processes and final result should be more explicit in dissertations within doctoral programs within IWIL

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst, 2020
Keywords
Work-integrated learning, practical implications
National Category
Learning
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16221 (URN)978-91-88847-86-7 (ISBN)
Conference
VILÄR. 3–4 December 2020 University West,Trollhättan
Available from: 2021-01-19 Created: 2021-01-19 Last updated: 2021-01-20Bibliographically approved
Samuelson, S. (2019). Att bädda för ny kunskap. In: Kristina Johansson (Ed.), VILÄR 5-6 december 2019, University West, Trollhättan: Abstracts. Paper presented at VILÄR 5-6 december 2019, University West, Trollhättan (pp. 15-16). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att bädda för ny kunskap
2019 (Swedish)In: VILÄR 5-6 december 2019, University West, Trollhättan: Abstracts / [ed] Kristina Johansson, Trollhättan: University West , 2019, p. 15-16Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Användningen av testbäddar inom näringsliv och offentlig sektor blir allt viktigare i takt med att introduktionen av ny och mer komplex teknik i samhället ökar. Hälso- och sjukvården och äldreomsorgen är en viktig del av samhällsekonomin, där primärvården är en outnyttjad miljö för innovation. Samhället står inför utmaningar, där sjukvårdens begränsade resurser ska räcka till att ta hand om en åldrande befolkning. Testbäddar diskuteras inom hälso- och sjukvård, som ett redskap till att utveckla innovativa produkter och tjänster som kan bidra till att vårdens resurser används på ett mer effektivt sätt. Nya och innovativa produkter och tjänster som företag utvecklar för att bättre kunna tillgodose människors behov av hälso- och sjukvård, kommer att förändra primärvården.

Arbetsmetoder kommer att förändras och professioner som arbetar inom primärvården behöver lära sig om ny teknik. Universiteten behöver förbereda vårdstudenterna på de nya arbetssätten. Det är därför viktigt att utforska lärande i testbäddar, i relation till samarbete mellan primärvård, företag samt akademin, för att testa och implementera digital teknik för en effektivare sjukvård.Testbädden används av företag för att testa sina produkter och tjänster i en verklig praxis. Testbädden ger också möjligheter för professionerna inom primärvården att testa ny teknik och nya arbetsmetoder som följer användningen av ny teknik inom vården. Forskarna tillhandahåller aktuell forskning och kunskap om användning av teknik i primärvården.

Således blir testbädden en arena för lärande mellan vårdprofessioner, företag och forskare som samarbetar för att lära sig och utveckla ny kunskap om hur patienterna kan erbjudas en mer tillgänglig och effektiv primärvård.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2019
Keywords
Hälsoinformatik, AIL, digitalisering
National Category
Learning Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14892 (URN)978-91-88847-43-0 (ISBN)978-91-88847-44-7 (ISBN)
Conference
VILÄR 5-6 december 2019, University West, Trollhättan
Available from: 2020-01-20 Created: 2020-01-20 Last updated: 2020-01-20Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5817-8942

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