e-labs and work objects: Towards digital health economies

John D. Ainsworth, Iain E. Buchan

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    Abstract

    The optimal provision of healthcare and public health services requires the synthesis of evidence from multiple disciplines. It is necessary to understand the genetic, environmental, behavioural and social determinants of disease and health-related states; to balance the effectiveness of interventions with their costs; to ensure the maximum safety and acceptability of interventions; and to provide fair access to care services for given populations. Ever expanding databases of knowledge and local health information, and the ability to employ computationally expensive methods, promises much for decisions to be both supported by best evidence and locally relevant. This promise will, however, not be realised without providing health professionals with the tools to make sense of this information rich environment and to collaborate across disciplines. We propose, as a solution to this problem, the e-Lab and Work Objects model as a sense-making platform for digital health economies - bringing together data, methods and people for timely health intelligence. © Institute for Computer Science, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2009.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering|Lect. Notes Inst. Comput. Sci. Soc. Informatics Telecommun. Eng.
    Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Pages205-216
    Number of pages11
    Volume16
    ISBN (Print)3642112838, 9783642112836
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event1st International ICST Conference on Communications Infrastructure, Systems and Applications in Europe, EuropeComm 2009 - London
    Duration: 1 Jul 2009 → …

    Conference

    Conference1st International ICST Conference on Communications Infrastructure, Systems and Applications in Europe, EuropeComm 2009
    CityLondon
    Period1/07/09 → …

    Keywords

    • Analysis workbench
    • Collaboration
    • Digital economy
    • E-lab
    • Health economy
    • Health intelligence
    • Work objects

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