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Table 1 Description of (informal) technologies and tools used alongside a standardized monitoring system

From: Capturing implementation knowledge: applying focused ethnography to study how implementers generate and manage knowledge in the scale-up of obesity prevention programs

Informal knowledge management tools Description No. of LHDs (n = 14) in which tool was observed
Backups, hardcopies from PHIMS Printing forms from PHIMS to use in hardcopy, or to store in another location 7
Bespoke IT system/database Locally designed IT database 1
Email Using an email client (e.g., Outlook) externally to PHIMS 8
Filing systems
 Paper filing system Storing information in hardcopy in a physical location 4
 Shared folder or drive Storing information in digital form on a secured, shared drive 4
Memory Instances where memory is explicitly described as a way of capturing and managing information 3
Online survey tools Use of online tools (e.g., survey monkey) to gather, manage, or report information 8
Posted documents Information that is in hardcopy and posted close-at-hand, at work stations or in offices, for quick access 3
Spreadsheet Spreadsheets/Excel 12
Task management tools Systems (e.g., to-do lists, diaries, reminders) to organize and manage tasks 2
Templates Documents that have been locally developed and are standardized to gather specific types of information 11
Hand written notes and other tools Not described above; includes handwritten notes 5
  1. Note: LHD local health district