Supporting Collaborative Work through Wireless Technologies Support in Patient Centric Virtual Organizations (PCVOS)

  • Mohyuddin
  • W. A. Gray
  • Hazel Bailey
  • Dave Morrey
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


The paper presents a Virtual Organization (VO) framework which incorporates wireless technologies support at the point of care in the clinical healthcare environment. It reflects the move to patient-centric healthcare given by multi-disciplinary care team collaborating in the patient’s treatment. The work sheds light into how VOs incorporating wireless technologies can meet the needs of the care team. It describes technical factors of Virtual Organizations and discusses their role in a clinical environment. It identifies how existing virtual infrastructures in the healthcare literature relate to the development of Patient Centric Virtual Organizations (PCVOs). It addresses the issues and results determined by a case study. These results inform the design, development and evaluation strategy of the pilot project to achieve sustainable collaborative working of care teams for possible improvements in patient care infrastructure.


Unify Modelling Language Care Team Wireless Technology Clinical Environment Virtual Organization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohyuddin
    • 1
  • W. A. Gray
    • 1
  • Hazel Bailey
    • 2
  • Dave Morrey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  2. 2.Clinical Information UnitVelindre NHS TrustCardiffUK

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