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ItemDiscourse and politics in Alberta's health system: an analysis of mobile technology policy(2018) Krell, KariAdvances in technology are changing the way healthcare professionals communicate with peers and with patients. Although healthcare professionals are increasingly utilizing mobile health technologies to successfully support their practices, healthcare organizations are slow to embrace and support the use of mobile technologies in the provision of health services. This paper uses a case study to highlight how the adoption and use of mobile technologies in clinical practice is impacted when there is a paucity of clear polices to provide direction. The localized approach is limited in its generalizability but is useful to provide a deeper understanding of the roles organizational discourse and politics have in technology acceptance. By reframing the circumstances present in the case study and analyzing the underlying issues of power and discourse, the goal is to better understand barriers to HIT approval and diffusion within a health system. ItemThe influence of social media on alcohol consumption of mothers of children and adolescents: a scoping review of the literature(2023) Reisdorfer, Emilene; Nesari, Maryam; Krell, Kari; Johnston, Sharon; Dunlop, Randi Ziorio; Chute, Andrea; Goes, Fernanda dos Santos Nogueira; Singh, InderAlcohol misuse is a common problem in many countries, where alcohol is often portrayed as a fun and interactive coping strategy for mothers to manage the demands of motherhood. Social media platforms have established themselves as a popular forum for mothers to share information and create an environment in which mothers may be exposed to and influenced by alcohol-related content. Given the increased social acceptance and normalization of drinking among mothers, especially during the recent pandemic, a critical analysis of social media influences on alcohol behaviours and consumption is warranted. A scoping review mapped the evidence on social media influences and alcohol consumption among mothers of children and teenagers younger than eighteen years old. Several databases were consulted, and the evidence was collated into two themes and seven subthemes. Factors related to alcohol consumption in motherhood include (1) community and social support, (2) coping and mental health, (3) motherhood expectations and identity, (4) alcohol consumption, (5) marketing strategies, (6) everyday issues, and (7) social media influence. Numerous social, economic, and health problems are associated with alcohol misuse. The current literature suggests that social media is a powerful tool to disseminate messages about alcohol and normalize mothers’ drinking behaviours.