EPIC is the premier international gathering on the current and future practice of ethnography in the business world.
PARC is a sponsor. Also see PARC's presentation at EPIC 2012:
Ethnography and the healthcare debate: What a single case study can teach us about the EMR policy
Tuesday, October 16 -- 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Erik Vinkhuyzen, Luke Plurkowski - PARC
Gary David - Bentley College
A yearlong video ethnography of a healthcare clinic that transitioned from a paper process to a scanning solution documented how the new technology impacted different constituents. While the scanning solution reduced the retrieving, filing, and processing work for the medical record clerks, it created additional work for providers as the computer-based processes were more complicated and time-consuming. Nor did the scanning technology make the clinic more efficient overall, as the number of patients the clinic could see remained the same. The study provides grounds to assume that the efficiency gains of EMRs espoused in healthcare policy are unlikely to materialize.
PARC's Makiko Taniguchi, Curator for:
- Renewing Workplaces/Organizations
Tuesday, October 16 -- 10:15 - 11:15 am
Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.
We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for Commercialization.
PARC scientists and staffers are active members and contributors to the science and technology communities.