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This paper explores the socio-technical approaches being developed in the Center for Health Informatics and Computing [CHIC] for addressing issues within healthcare that necessitate the integration of information systems with clinical and managerial development. A brief description of the health provision in the UK is given as a background to understanding(More)
This paper explores how the Soft Information Systems and Technologies Methodology (SISTeM) and Actor Network Theory may be combined to address real world problematisations that lead to integrated human/machine interventions in the real world. An important component of this is the need for a modeling language for the multidimensional systemic representation(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The resurgence of malaria, particularly in the developing world, is considerable and exacerbated by the development of single-gene multi-drug resistances to chemicals such as chloroquinone. Drug therapies, as recommended by the World Health Organization, now include the use of antimalarial compounds derived from Artemisia annua--in(More)
It was investigated whether premature fruit abscission in Prunus avium L. was triggered by a reduction in polar auxin transport (PAT). The capacity of pedicels to transport tritiated IAA ([3H]-IAA) via the PAT pathway was measured at intervals throughout flower and fruit development. The extent of passive diffusion, assessed by concurrent applications of(More)
This paper is an exploratory account of the further development and application of a hybrid framework, StructurANTion, that is based on Structuration and Actor Network Theories. The use of social theories in general and their use in information systems research in particular is explored leading to the use of the framework to examine the concept of what are(More)