Geoff Bush

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The use of explicit criteria to evaluate how well processes of care conform to accepted standards is a key method of quality assessment. Synthesizing four decades of literature, we devised an inexpensive, 6-step method of developing reliable, content-valid, explicit process criteria. This paper describes the method using a set of congestive heart failure(More)
This paper describes a multi-agent platform to be used for the integration of environmental information that may be distributed over a network. The system is designed to work as a collection of collaborating agents. Information sources are encapsulated as data source agents that accept messages in an agent communication language. Here we describe how(More)
This paper describes an architecture for building distributed information systems from existing information resources , based on software agent and distributed object technologies. An agent-based architecture is used, with messages exchanged via the FIPA agent communication language (ACL). Novel features of this system include the use of standards from the(More)
The Department of Information Science is one of six departments that make up the School of Business at the University of Otago. The department offers courses of study leading to a major in Information Science within the BCom, BA and BSc degrees. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the department is also strongly involved in postgraduate research(More)
THE UNIT to be described was designed to allow real-time video images from an ultrasound duplex scanner to be acquired on a microcomputer system for further image analysis, enhancement and subsequent animated display. The specific application envisaged was to collect arterial wall motion images during several cardiac cycles, process the images using(More)
The Department of Information Science is one of six departments that make up the Division of Commerce at the University of Otago. The department offers courses of study leading to a major in Information Science within the BCom, BA and BSc degrees. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the department is also strongly involved in postgraduate research(More)
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