Joanne M. Curry

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The main barriers to the level of electronic data interchange required to seamlessly integrate services offered by legacy systems in an Internet environment are the need for applications to share a common data definition and the non-heterogeneity in database platforms. It is true that current web based services can prove effective as the foundation for(More)
Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) require equipment and facilities to assist and monitor premature and some term babies. This equipment outputs physiological and clinical data, but current research does not provide doctors with techniques for capturing this data in a format suitable for analysis and research. Additionally, regional hospitals provide(More)
This paper examines the issues of concern in the development of Strategic Information Technology plans for global organisations. It is widely acknowledged that alignment of the business and technology plans is a critical issue for managers around the world and this situation is only exacerbated for global organisations by the speed of technological change(More)
This article focuses on a framework that will investigate the integration of two disparate methodologies: patient journey modelling and visual multi-agent simulation, and its impact on the speed and quality of knowledge translation to healthcare stakeholders. Literature describes patient journey modelling and visual simulation as discrete activities. This(More)
When modelling and simulating healthcare related processes, free-text data is often the only possible source of information. This data may contain vocabulary variations such as mistyped, misspelled and/or abbreviated words. This paper describes a semi-automated approach to free-text normalisation based on a combination of commonly used techniques and local(More)
This work describes how the use of a visual patient journey modeling tool significantly improved the engagement of clinical staff and their group understanding of the complex IT concepts associated with event-driven computer simulation. Such group understanding and engagement is acknowledged as critical to the successful implementation of a wide range of(More)
This paper describes a case study involving third-year undergraduate computing students and their conduct of a patient journey modeling project for the Ambulatory Care department of a Regional Hospital in New South Wales, Australia. The goal of the research was to determine if students, given minimal training in an emerging patient journey modeling tool(More)
Patient Journey Modeling, a relatively recent innovation in healthcare quality improvement, models the patient's movement through a Health Care Organisation (HCO) by viewing it from a patient centric perspective. A Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) provides a standard project management framework that can improve the quality of information systems. The(More)
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