Healthcare resource sustainability: obtaining information access via healthcare space modelling

Stephen R. Gulliver, Isaac Wiafe, Hubert Grzybek, Milan Radosavljevic

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Health care provision is significantly impacted by the ability of health providers to engineer a viable healthcare space to support care stakeholders needs. In this chapter, the authors discuss and propose use of organisational semiotics as a set of methods to link stakeholders to systems, which allows them to capture data about clinician activity, information transfer, and building use, which in turn allows them to define the value of specific systems in the care environment to specific stakeholders and the dependence between systems in a care space. The authors suggest use of a semantically enhanced Building Information Model (BIM) to support the linking of clinician activity to the physical resource objects and space and facilitate the capture of quantifiable data over time or in relation to key stakeholders. Finally, the authors argue for the inclusion of appropriate stakeholder feedback and persuasive mechanisms to incentivise building user behaviour to support organisational level sustainability policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics
EditorsVaughan Michell, Deborah J. Rosenorn-Lanng, Stephen R. Gulliver, Wendy Currie
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIdea Group Inc
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781466645479
ISBN (Print)9781466645462, 1466645466
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2328-1243
ISSN (Electronic)2328-126X


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