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Dr. Bridget Theresa Kane

Visiting Research Fellow (Public Health & Primary Care)

 


Worked on the SIREN project with Prof Steve Thomas 2013 - end of2015. See www.ucc.ie/en/siren The aim of the SIREN project is to describe and evaluate the development and performance of different emergency and urgent care systems (EUCS) in Ireland and produce a framework for the future evaluation of EUCS in this country. Ultimately our research will facilitate the dissemination of quality improvement strategies across the country which will lead to population wide improvements in patient experience and health outcomes. The programme, led by Prof John Browne of University College Cork, involves six inter-related work packages to address the following objectives: i)To identify geographical networks of emergency and urgent care in Ireland, and describe the model of EUCS configuration planned/implemented in each region. ii) To analyse the process by which plans for EUCS reconfiguration were developed with a specific focus on the use of evidence and the roles of different internal and external stakeholders. iii) To analyse the relationship between different EUCS models of governance and provision, and system-level indicators of activity, process and clinical outcome. iv) To develop, implement and test a comprehensive evaluation framework for EUCS. Bridget has also conducted research in Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with clinicians at St. James's Hospital. Originally Bridget trained, and worked, as a biomedical scientist specialising in cell pathology. While working in a senior scientific role as departmental manager, she achieved an M.Sc. Management in Organization Behaviour. Later, following the successful implementation of an IT project Bridget became involved in health informatics and completed an M.Sc (Health Informatics) in 2003. Bridget's analysis of multidisciplinary medical team meetings and the use of communication technology was awarded PhD in June 2008.
  Biomedical sciences   Cytology and Cancerology   Decision support tools   Health informatics   Health management   Human computer interactions   Internet technologies   Management, information technology, information systems   Multimedia   Organisation design, development, theory, behaviour
 SIREN: Appropriate Care in the Appropriate Setting: The Impact of the Health Service Executive Transformation Programme on Utilisation, Patient Experience, Safety and outcome in Urgent and Emergency Care
 Technological support for interaction in multidisciplinary medical discussions
 ECOMMET: Enhanced Computing Support for Multidisciplinary Medical Team Meetings

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Publications Chair at the 28th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2015, Brazil, 2015 June 2015
Co-Chair Special Track on 'Sharing Knowledge and Expertise', at the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2009, New Mexico, USA. Aug 3-4
Co-Chair Special Track on 'Health Knowledge Management', at the 21th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2008, Jyvaskla, Finland. 16-19 June 2008
Programme Committee INTERACT, 2009 Aug 24-28
Programme Committee 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2009 Aug 3-4
Programme Committee 21th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2008 2008
Programme committee 20th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems 2007. 2007
Associate Editor and Editorial Board of the International Journal of Health Informatics June 2013
Associate Editor Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology June 2011
Publications Chair at the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2014, New York, USA, 2014 May 27-29, 2014
Programme Committee for Workshop on Collaboration and Coordination in the Context of Informal Care, at CSCW, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2014, Feb 15 - 19, 2014
Co-Chair Special Track on 'Collaboration and technology-mediated communication in healthcare', at the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2013, Porto, Portugal June 20-22 2013
Co-Chair Special Track on 'Collaboration and technology-mediated communication in healthcare', at the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2012, Rome, Italy June 20 -22
Co-Chair Special Track on 'Supporting Collaboration in Healthcare', at the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2011, Bristol, England June 27th - 30th
Co-Chair Special Track on 'Supporting Collaboration among Healthcare Workers', at the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2010, Perth, Western Australia October 12 -15 2010
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Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences 1983 current
IEEE - ordinary member 2006 current
Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine 1983 current
Treasurer, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGCHI Ireland 2013 current
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 1987 current
Health Informatics Society of Ireland 1995 current
Cytotechnologist member of the International Academy of Cytology 1985 current
Extra-Ordinary member of the British Society for Clinical Cytology 1985 current
Member of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology 1995 current
Associate Irish Management Institute 1987 current
Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Clinical Training and Teamwork: Learning and Feedback, IEEE 28th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, São Carlos and Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, June 22-25 2015, IEEE, 2015, pp280 - 285, Notes: [MDTMs are now a feature of routine hospital work and provide a valuable learning opportunity for education and practice development. The popularity of the forum as a patient management mechanism has had a negative counter effect on the educational function of the forum. Behavioural interventions and technical supports are identified based on long term ethnographic studies to restore the educational benefits of the forum. The potential for re-developing the MDTM into a rich educational resource that will assist in clinical education, professional development, provide an evidence base for guideline development by integrating clinical outcome feedback into the meeting record is proposed.], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, Steve Thomas, Including Cost Analysis in a Framework for Evaluating Technology Use at Multidisciplinary Team Meetings in Healthcare, 11th International Health Economics Association, Dublin, 13 - 16 July 2014, 2014, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Bridget Kane and Kristina Groth, Multidisciplinary Work Practices: A Comparison of Three Major European Hospitals, 27th International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, New York, USA, May 27th - 29th 2014, IEEE, 2014, pp369 - 375, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Expanding the HCI Agenda in Healthcare, 27th International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, New York, USA, May 27th - 29th 2014, IEEE, 2014, pp382 - 385, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bridget Kane and Pieter Toussaint, Developing a Framework for Evaluation of Technology Use at Multidisciplinary Meetings in Healthcare, 26th iEEE International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Porto, Portugal, 20-22 June 2013, IEEE, 2013, pp355 - 360, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Bridget Kane and Kristina Groth and Pieter Toussaint, What Makes a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), and How Do MDTs Work?, Infrastructures in Healthcare, Tromsø, June 13-14, edited by Gunnar Ellingsen and Pernille Bjørn , 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED  URL
Bridget Kane and Pieter Toussaint and Saturnino Luz, Shared Decision Making Needs a Communication Record, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, San Antonio, Texas, USA, February 23-27, edited by Loren Terveen and Cliff Lampe , ACM, 2013, pp79 - 89, Notes: [Increasing dependability in collaboration work among health professionals will directly improve patient outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs. Our research examines the development of a shared visual display to facilitate data entry and validation of an electronic record during multidisciplinary team meeting discussion, where specialists discuss patient symptoms, test results, and image findings. The problem of generating an electronic record for patient files that will serve as a record of collaboration, communication and a guide for later tasks is addressed through use of the shared visual display. Shortcomings in user-informed designed, structured data-entry screens became evident when in actual use. Time constraints prompt the synopsis of discussion in acronyms, free text, abbreviations, and the use of inferences. We demonstrate how common ground, team cohesiveness and the use of a shared visual display can improve dependability, but these factors can also provide a false sense of security and increase vulnerability in the patient management system.], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, "Do No Harm": Fortifying MDT Collaboration in Changing Technological Times, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82, 2013, p613 - 625, Notes: [Purpose: To examine the changes in multidisciplinary medical team activity and practices, with respect to the amount of patient cases, the information needs and technology used, with up to 10 multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) in a large teaching hospital over a 10-year period. Methods: An investigation of MDT meeting activity was undertaken in November 2005 and repeated in November 2012 for the MDTs at a large university teaching hospital. Analysis of data from 8 MDTs was informed through long-term ethnographical study, and supplemented with 38 semi-structured interviews and a survey from 182 staff members of MDTs. Results: Work rhythms change over time as a function of the volume of work and technology changes, such as the use of a picture archive and communication system (PACS), videoconferencing and an electronic patient record (EPR). Maintaining cohesive teamwork, system dependability, and patient safety in the context of rapid change is challenging. Conclusions: Benefits of MDT work are in evidence, but the causes are not fully understood. Instead of asking 'how can technology support more MDT activity?', we ask 'how can we preserve the benefits of human-human interaction in an increasingly technological environment?' and 'how can we ensure that we do no harm?' when introducing technology to support an increasingly demanding collaborative work setting. Introducing technology to streamline work might instead threaten the experienced improvement in patient services.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Collaboration and multimedia: identifying equilibrium in the MDT information ecosystem, ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, Seattle, February 2012, edited by Jonathan Grudin, Gloria Mark and John Riedl , ACM, 2012, pp119 - 122, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Luca Longo, Bridget Kane, Lucy Hederman, Argumentation Theory in Health Care, The 25th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Rome, Italy, June 20-22, 2012, IEEE, 2012, pp1 - 6, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology, Taylor & Francis, [Special Issue on Teamwork, Collaboration and Patient Centred Care], 2015, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED
Journal of Behaviour and IT, Taylor & Francis, [Special Issue: Medical Team Meetings: Utilising Technology to Enhance Communication, Collaboration and Decision-Making], 2011, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Marie Skłodowska-Curie ERCIM Fellowship Mar 2012
IRCSET Research Fellowship December 2009
Chartered Scientist 2004
IRCHSS Research Scholarship 2004
WiSER postdoctoral award March 2008
Information, Communication and Decision-making processes. Multidisciplinary medical team working; medical work, especially diagnostic work processes; health services research; meetings, job design and interpersonal communications at work. Behaviour and Information Technology.