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Tyst kunskap och produktdatasystem vid medicinteknisk tillverkning: Pilotstudie av system för produktdatahantering och kartläggning av den tysta kunskapen vid Nationellt respirationscetrum, NRC
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Tacit knowledge and product data management system in medical technology production : Pilot study of a PDM system and survey of the tacit knowledge at National respiratory centre, NRC (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis looks at two sides of the same coin: how to support the production and future development at a specialist medical technology department at Danderyd Hospital. The two sides are; a pilot study of a product management system (PDM) and an interview based study on the characteristics of the silent knowledge of the technicians. The department (National respiratory centre, NRC) is facing retirement of several key employees.

The technical study shows that the success of an implementation is largely dependent on the users’ prior knowledge and use of a 3D Computer aided design system (CAD).The system itself is shown to fulfill the Lifecycle requirement of tracking the products (mostly tracheostomy tubes) but without a CAD centered workflow, some substantial education and preferably some new recruits, an implementation of the PDM system will fail. The author recommends development of the current “low-tech” system of MS Excel and Access rather than redistribute the dependency from technician towards a complex, commercial software and its vendor.

The analysis of the technicians’ silent knowledge with the newly developed method, epithet for silent knowledge (ETK), shows that the longer employment time:

  • the more differentiated technicians become in describing their work,
  • practical knowledge are regarded higher and
  • the social and collective problem solving factors of the work becomes more important.

Typically, it is shown that a new employee should preferably enjoy problem solving, being pragmatic and social as well as having some prior education or work experience in a CAD and/or a PDM system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , p. 82
Series
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 09 014
Keywords [en]
medical technology, tacit knowledge, PDM, PLM, product data management, knowledge management, CAD, NRC, health care, software tests, respiratory, endotracheal tube, tracheostomy, DDM, MTA
Keywords [sv]
medicinteknik, tyst kunskap, PDM, PLM, produktdatahantering, CAD, epitet för tyst kunskap, nationellt respirationscentrum, NRC, sjukvård, programvarutester, respiration, trakealkanyl, DDM, MTA
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Computer Sciences Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126753OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126753DiVA, id: diva2:326702
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