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Elizabeth Borycki

Associate Professor

RN, HBScN (Lakehead), MN (Manitoba), PhD (Toronto)

Borycki

Professor Borycki joined the University of Victoria in 2005. Professor Borycki has worked in numerous roles among them an Emergency Program Coordinator, Disease Management Specialist, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Consultant and Researcher. Elizabeth teaches organizational behaviour and change management, systems evaluation, quality improvement, research methods and biomedical fundamentals in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her research interests include clinical informatics, organizational change management, health information system implementations, patient safety, project management and information seeking involving health information systems. Elizabeth has co-authored several papers examining the effects of health information systems upon Patient Safety. More recently, she has edited a book on respiratory disease and is currently editing a book on the human and social impact of information technologies in healthcare.

Research interests

Current interests

  • Information Seeking and Information Needs
  • Disease Management Informatics
  • Using Technology to Implement Clinical Guidelines
  • Patient Safety (applied to Health Informatics)
  • Geroinformatics
  • Nursing, Medical and Consumer Informatics

Organizational informatics

  • Diffusion of Health Care Innovations and Technologies
  • Organizational Change
  • Evaluation of Technological Approaches to Knowledge Translation
  • Implementing of Health Information Systems
  • Project Management

Experience using differing methodological approaches

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Study
  • Randomized Clinical Control Trials
  • Experiments involving Simulations
  • Focus Groups
  • Surveys
  • Ethnography employing the Semi-structured Interview
  • Chart Audits
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