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The issue of formative constructs, as opposed to the more frequently used reflective ones, has recently gained momentum among IS and Management researchers. Most researchers maintain that formative constructs have been understudied, and that there is paucity in methodological literature to guide researchers on how such constructs should be developed and(More)
• New patient management techniques – management workflows derived from clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) • Typically a workflow needs to be executed by an interdisciplinary healthcare team (IHT) • Achieving this common goal (provision of comprehensive care) requires collaboration and coordination Interdisciplinary healthcare team = a group of healthcare(More)
Participatory medicine refers to the equal participation of patients and interdisciplinary healthcare team (IHT) members as part of care delivery. Facilitating workflow execution is a significant challenge for participatory medicine because of the need to integrate IHT members into a common workflow. A further challenge is that patient preferences should be(More)
This paper describes MET4, a multi-agent system that supports interdisciplinary healthcare teams (IHTs) in executing patient care workflows. Using the concept of capability, the system facilitates the maintenance of an IHT and assignment of workflow tasks to the most appropriate team members. Moreover, following the principles of partic-ipatory medicine,(More)
Clinical practice guidelines are knowledge uptake tools that support decision making by the physicians. They are often implemented as computer-interpreted guidelines that are embedded in a hospital information system. We argue that computer-interpreted guidelines should be considered as regular information system, thus their development should follow all(More)
Commons-based peer-production (CBPP), as exemplified by community-based open source software (OSS) development, has been posited by Yochai Benkler as an alternative to hierarchies and markets for organizing the production of information goods. This study seeks to conceptualize viable CBPP through an Activity Theoretic analysis of 524 peer-reviewed OSS(More)
Social information systems (SISs) will play a key role in healthcare systems' transformation into collaborative patient-centered systems that support care delivery across the entire continuum of care. SISs enable the development of collaborative networks andfacilitate relationships to integrate people and processes across time and space. However, we believe(More)
The patient discharge process is one of the most critical and complex healthcare processes as it involves several actors with a variety of skills and roles working towards the outcome of effective and efficient discharge of a patient from a hospital. This paper used a case study of the patient discharge process of two care units in a large urban hospital in(More)