Table 1

Characteristics of Beta and the dataset
EHR application Hospital characteristics Time of data collection & dataset
RiO version 5.0; Large; May 2009-November 2010;
Software developer: Multisite; 48 face to face interviews:
CSE Healthcare Systems Teaching; 6 Senior manager and members of the Board
(http://www.cse-healthcare.com webcite) Foundation (i.e. more autonomous); covering over 500,000 people; with an annual turnover in excess of of £130m 14 Implementation team and IT managers,
20 Healthcare practitioners: 2 inpatient nurse,
7 community nurse, 5 psychiatric consultants & 1 junior doctor, 1 pharmacists, 3 social worker,
1 occupational therapist, 2 Administration staff,
4 NPfIT, 1 BT, 1 External IM & T consultant.
65 categories of hospital documents from various types; and
26 hours on-site observation

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