A System Perspective on Implementation and Usage of the Da Vinci Technology at a Large Norwegian Regional Hospital
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Original versionHøyland, S. A., Holte, K. A., Gjerstad, B., & Teig, I. L. (2023). A System Perspective on Implementation and Usage of the Da Vinci Technology at a Large Norwegian Regional Hospital’. SAGE Open, 13(3), 21582440231199315. 10.1177/21582440231199315
The aim of this research paper is to identify advantages and barriers to implementation and usage of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), specifically the Da Vinci robot, at a larger regional hospital in Norway and from a multiple stakeholder perspective. The identified advantages and barriers are connected to the socio-technical system framework SEIPS, thereby establishing a broader contextual system perspective on RAS implementation and usage. Our findings both align and extend upon existing human factors and ergonomics (HFE) knowledge on RAS in the operating room. In terms of specific future directions, we believe that a pressing concern for both management and current HFE research involving RAS implementation and usage relates to exploring and accounting for the close connections between the organization itself and the external stakeholders that exert a considerable influence on the internal work system and processes and the ability to achieve cost-efficiency and safety levels. We further conclude that the SEIPS framework can be a powerful tool in drawing or eliciting the larger contextual picture of RAS implementation and usage, and we encourage further HFE research to explore its application in different contexts to improve the current knowledge base.