'Care in the Community' is an easy catch phrase but a difficult goal. It is a phrase that addresses a current growth area within health care, and one that comes complete with an impressive array of political, economic and social factors that would seem to support the notion of a continuing trend. Technology, specifically information systems, however, has not been successfully cast in a supporting role. There are many reasons for this lack of success but a major one is the mismatch between the understanding of what is required to support the clinical care processes and the specifications of the current systems supplied. Specifically the interest here is in the use and assessment of two computer science techniques, i.e. process modelling and simulation, as suitable means of capturing and communicating requirements so as to bridge the divided and power differential between users and developers of information systems.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the AMIA Symposium
|Number of pages
|Published - 1998