[AISWorld] CFP HICSS51 Mini-track on Technology Mediated Collaborations in Healthcare and Wellness Management
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*Technology Mediated Collaborations in Healthcare and Wellness Management
In Collaboration Systems and Technologies Track Fifty-First Hawaii
International Conference on System Sciences (January 3-6, 2018)*
College of Engineering and Computing
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Phone:+ 1 (618) 201-2041 <(618)%20201-2041>
souren.paul at gmail.com
Department of Information and Decision Sciences
College of Business Administration
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone:+1 (312) 772-3819 <(312)%20772-3819>
prasad at uic.edu
Epworth Health Care
and Faculty of Health
Bldg. BC Level 4, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood VIC 3125, Australia
Phone:+61 3 9244 3052 <+61%203%209244%203052>
n.wickramasinghe at deakin.edu.au
¶ Primary Contact
*Call for Papers:*
Today all countries (developed, developing, and emerging) are faced with
exponentially increasing costs for healthcare delivery coupled with
challenges of an aging population as well as an increase in chronic
diseases. This has led to a growing need to deliver more effective and
efficient healthcare. To address this situation we are witnessing the
application of various technology solutions to support superior healthcare
delivery and wellness management. These solutions include the incorporation
of web based solutions be it as a EMR, HER or PHR as well as a plethora of
apps to support monitoring and management of acute and chronic diseases.
Further, we are seeing the growth of Web 2.0 initiatives and social media
to support consumer healthcare initiatives such as web sites including
patients like me which also serve to make patients more empowered in their
own healthcare and wellbeing. A unifying factor of all these applications
is of course the collaboration technologies that enable and facilitate all
In order to achieve successful and superior healthcare delivery and
wellness management it is necessary to consider people, process and
technology issues. To do this in a systematic and holistic fashion we
proffer an ontological framework to encapsulate and unify all critical
interactions between and within the web of players in healthcare. The five
primary stakeholders in healthcare: researchers, clinicians, nurses,
patients, and administrators form the basis of any partnership in health
care. They are listed under the two partnership sub-dimensions. Software
Agents/Bots which are playing an increasing independent role in the
delivery of healthcare have been added to the list of partners. A
partnership may be between two researchers, a researcher and a clinician, a
patient and a nurse, etc. These dyads are summarized by the two columns
under partners. There may also be triadic and higher order partnerships
among these partners.
The partnerships may be based on an exchange of data, analysis, diagnosis,
or treatment singly or in combination. These are listed under the content
dimension of the framework. Thus collaboration between two researchers may
use data, between a patient and a nurse may be for diagnosis or treatment,
and so on.
The Media for partnership may be Personal, Social, Mass, or Institutional.
The framework lists the key media in healthcare in each of the categories.
Thus, for example, researchers may exchange analysis via personal media,
patients may exchange treatments via social media, and clinicians and
administrators may exchange data via institutional media.
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The purpose of the collaboration may be care, research, administration,
education or a combination of the four. These are listed under the purpose
dimension of the ontology. Thus collaboration between two researchers using
data may be for research and between a patient and a clinician may be for
diagnosis for care.
In the above framework, there are a very large number of basic types of
collaborations one can consider in healthcare. The number will change if
the dimensions and categories are modified. In a practical context multiple
combinations will likely coexist. A clinician-patient collaboration using
data via individual media for care may be supplemented by a nurse-patient
collaboration using social media for education.
Technology’s impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of these
collaborations will be determined by the architecture of the technology,
the systems developed around it, and the strategy for implementing it. The
efficacy of the architecture will determine the efficacy of the system, and
the efficacy of the system will determine the efficacy of the strategy.
Thus the three categories under the technology dimension in the framework.
The framework helps organize the pieces of the puzzle, synthesizing what is
known, determining the gaps, and directing future research on the topic. We
invite papers focusing any one or many of the innumerable combinations in
the framework. We welcome papers which address the state-of-the-art,
state-of-the-need, and the state-of-the-practice of these combinations.
We strongly encourage authors to submit original contributions where
innovative ideas, implementations, and empirical studies are described. The
technological contributions can highlight applications, systems, and
methodological issues on the development and/or implementation of
collaborative systems in healthcare. The social, organizational, and
behavioral contributions can report the outcome of empirical studies on
technology mediated collaboration in healthcare.
Extended versions of outstanding papers of this mini-track will be invited
to submit their work to a special issue or special section in *The DATABASE
for Advances in Information Systems*. Selected papers may be fast-tracked
for a special issue in *Health and Technology* published by Springer.
Full paper submissions must be made electronically through the HICSS
on-line submission system at https://confs.precisionconference.com/~hicss/
by June 15, 2017. Papers should not exceed ten pages and the initial
submission will not have author names. Please check the above web site or
contact the mini-track co-chairs for more information.
Paper Submission Deadline
Notice of Acceptance/Rejection
Final Manuscripts for Publication Due
Deadline for at least one author to register
June 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. HST August 17, 2017
September 22, 2017
October 1, 2017
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