Challenges in health informatics and their relevance to Internet communities
ISSN der Zeitschrift
11th International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems (I2CS 2011),11th International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems (I2CS 2011)
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Making relevant information available to stakeholders is not an easy task, especially not in a distributed working environment such as a hospital. Digital events do or do not (partially) represent actual real life events and the quality of the aggregation of digital events can not always be guaranteed. Capturing, typing, aggregating and distributing events is a challenge. Many of the problems we see in the hospital are also relevant for internet and mobile communities. Also here we see that people are typically at different places when they communicate and that different communication paradigms are used. Questions such as: “Where is person X?”, “Which information to distribute to whom?” and “Are there any restrictions and if yes, how to impose these?” are as relevant here as in the hospital. During this talk, by means of a real example, parallels between the “hospital community” and other communities will be drawn.