Joanne M. Curry

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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)
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)
The process of preparation for request for proposals for health information systems typically results in missed opportunities for improvements due to the technical focus of traditional requirements gathering processes. The increased integration of health care systems between wards and external supporting agencies, reliance on professional practice(More)
Quality improvement is high on the agenda of Health Care Organisations (HCO) worldwide. Patient journey modeling is a relatively recent innovation in healthcare quality improvement that models the patient's movement through the HCO by viewing it from a patient centric perspective. Critical to the success of the redesigning care process is the involvement of(More)
This paper presents a multi-dimensional approach to knowledge translation, enabling results obtained from a survey evaluating the uptake of Information Technology within Neonatal Intensive Care Units to be translated into knowledge, in the form of health informatics capacity audits. Survey data, having multiple roles, patient care scenarios, levels, and(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)
PURPOSE Positive organizational scholarship in healthcare (POSH) suggests that, to promote widespread improvement within health services, focusing on the good, the excellent, and the brilliant is as important as conventional approaches that focus on the negative, the problems, and the failures. POSH offers different opportunities to learn from and build(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)
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)