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Volume 14 Issue 1, ECIME 2010 Special Issue / Jan 2011  pp1‑166

Editor: Miguel de Castro Neto

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Secret Level: Evaluation of a New Zealand Community ICT Project  pp1‑12

Barbara Crump, Keri Logan

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Alliance Decision Making of SMEs  pp13‑26

Karla Diaz, Ute Rietdorf, Utz Dornberger

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Georeferencing Road Accidents with Google Earth: Transforming Information into Knowledge for Decision Support  pp27‑36

Jorge Ricardo Ferreira, Joao Carlos Ferreira

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Organizational Challenges and Barriers to Implementing IT Governance in a Hospital  pp37‑45

Luis Velez Lapao

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An Evidence‑Based Approach to Scoping Reviews  pp46‑52

Antonio Hidalgo Landa, Istvan Szabo, Liam Le Brun, Ian Owen, Graham Fletcher

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Enterprise Architecture Principles and their impact on the Management of IT Investments  pp53‑62

Kalevi Pessi, Thanos Magoulas, Mats-Ake Hugoson

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Information Inadequacy: Some Causes of Failures in Human, Social and Industrial Affairs  pp63‑72

Miranda Kajtazi, Darek Haftor, Anita Mirijamdotter

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Evaluating Information Systems according to Stakeholders: a pragmatic perspective and method  pp73‑88

Jenny Lagsten

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Medical Records System Adoption in European Hospitals  pp89‑99

Ana Marques, Tiago Oliveira, Sara Simoes Dias, Maria Fraga O. Martins

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Modified Early Warning Scorecard: The Role of Data/Information Quality within the Decision Making Process  pp100‑109

John O Donoghue, Tom O Kane, Joe Gallagher, Garry Courtney, Abdur Aftab, Aveline Casey, Javier Torres, Philip Angove

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Presented in this paper is the Patient Assessment‑Data Quality Model (PA‑DQM). It is designed to assess how patient datasets which are poor in composition can impact on the decision processes following patient assessment. The PA‑DQM in particular examin es four key Data Quality (DQ) dimensions: timeliness, accuracy, consistency and completeness. This DQ model is generic in nature as any number of decision making processes can be substituted to reflect the medical scenario under consideration. For examp le, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admissions, Emergency Room (ER) triage systems or Modified Early Warning Scorecards (MEWS). The PA‑DQM presented is evaluated using the MEWS process as an exemplar. Paper based MEWS are utilised to assist medical staff identify at risk patients with a declining health status. The calculated MEWS score is designed to trigger earlier medical interventions to avoid or reduce the potential impact of catastrophic events. In particular the existing MEWS system which (i.e. a paper based approach) is evaluated alongside an electronic‑Modified Early Warning Scorecard (e‑MEWS) system, which is designed and developed to reduce the number of DQ issues which continue to persist with the paper based process. To validate the asse rtions presented in this paper a workshop (participation of 51 medical staff) was held in St. Lukes Hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland, where the paper based MEWS has been adopted for the last 3 years. It is clear from our initial findings that the proposed e ‑MEWS system has the ability to greatly enhance the levels of DQ over its existing paper based counterpart.  


Keywords: Information Quality, MEWS, Health Informatics and Body Area Networks.


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Literature Review of Information Technology Adoption Models at Firm Level  pp110‑121

Tiago Oliveira, Maria Fraga Martins

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Evaluation of New Information Technologies Exposure on Knowledge Retention Regarding Benefits of Physical Activity on Health Status  pp122‑133

Paulo Pinheiro, Dulce Esteves, Rui Bras

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Supply Chain Information Alignment in the Consumer Goods and Retail Industry: Global Standards and Best Practices  pp134‑149

Virgil Popa, Mircea Duica

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A Visualization‑based Approach to Present and Assess Technical Documentation Quality  pp150‑159

Anna Wingkvist, Morgan Ericsson, Welf Lowe

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The SIGLIC System for Improving the Access to Surgery in Portugal  pp160‑166

Pedro Gomes, Luis Velez Lapao

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