Andrew John Charles Blyth

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Welcome to what will be I hope the first of many columns on Business Process Re-Engineering. The role of the advisor is to stimulate discussion, provoke debate, inform people, and provide a medium through which people can communicate with one another. What I am planning to do in the coming issues is to offer people the opportunity to comment on what I and(More)
Organisations today perceive information technology systems as vital to their success. The effective application of information from an organisational perspective can mean the difference between success or failure. The ORDIT (organisational requirements definition for information technology) approach was developed as a socio-technical systems based(More)
As more health-care providers adopt and utilise information technology in the treatment of there patients, so the number of system failures increases. Analysis of these failures shows us that these systems are failing for a variety of technical and social reason. The question that we are forced to ask is Why? In this paper I seek to highlight some of the(More)
In the early 1990's the Leicestershire Royal Infirmary, UK, set out to become the best hospital in the UK. From the success and failures of experimental projects set up in 1992 to improve care for patients, Leister Royal Infirmary decided to take an organisation-wide approach to improving its services, applying BPR techniques that had been learned in other(More)
This position paper poses some potential issues for transient communities, but does not attempt to propose solutions. As we learn more about the requirements of transient cooperating communities, the solutions will likely involve system design decisions which facilitate and enhance the desired interaction characteristics, the evolution of social protocols(More)
BACKGROUND Protocols incorporating high-sensitivity troponin to guide decision making in the disposition of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the emergency department have received a lot of attention. Traditionally, patients with chest pain have required long periods of observation in emergency department before being deemed safe for(More)
The advancement of technologies such as the Internet, artificial intelligence and so on has given rise to Big Data. Also as a result of technological evolution, crimes committed within the digital domain are rising. Subsequently the number of forensic collection has increased and this has significantly affected digital forensics. Thus, the current forensic(More)
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