Track on Teamwork, Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care at CBMS 2013

Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, (both from Trinity College Dublin) and Pieter Toussaint (NTNU Norway) are organising a special track on Track on Teamwork, Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care at CBMS 2013.

Communication, Teamwork, Interaction and Mobility are terms we have come to associate with healthcare work. Communication can be synchronous or asynchronous, coupled and often mediated by multimedia technology. The challenge of co-ordination and supporting co-operation in these work settings is an on-going problem for designers and developers. Co-ordination of information among teams and between institutional settings is critical for efficient and effective healthcare delivery.

In this economic climate, we are especially challenged to find more efficient and effective methods of delivering services. We are provoked to provide novel approaches to help to identify and treat disease, and also to maintain a healthy population; we need to provide solutions that span several organisational forms, provide population-based information, as well as delivering personalised solutions for individual patients. A range of technologies have the potential for hospitals, teams, and individuals to reconfigure their traditional practices in new and effective ways.

This special track invites researchers and professionals in various-disciplines such as computer science, health informatics, health care, information systems, HCI and CSCW, to present and discuss their research activities related to TEAMWORK, COLLABORATION and PATIENT-CENTERED CARE. Scientists, including computer and cognitive scientists, psychologists, clinicians, informaticians and others interested are encouraged to submit their papers to this special track.

All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore and authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for consideration in a Special Issue of the Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology (Taylor & Francis) to be published in late 2013, or early 2014.

Paper submission due: January 31, 2013

See the event home page for more details.

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