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Supporting frontline health workers through the use of a mobile collaboration tool


Li, J and Alem, L and Huang, W, Supporting frontline health workers through the use of a mobile collaboration tool, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of the 4th Health Information Science International Conference (HIS 2015), 28-30 May 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 31-36. ISBN 978-3-319-19155-3 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19156-0_4


This paper presents our work in exploring the design of a mobile collaboration tool to support frontline health workers who deliver healthcare services at local communities and patientsí homes. Our design addresses their collaboration needs when they discuss patient cases with remote clinicians during the home visits. The tool is tablet-based and supports real-time communication and information sharing between health workers and clinicians and also asynchronous information exchange between them through the recording of rich media annotations. We present preliminary results from a pilot study examining the usability of the tool.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:100342
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-05-12
Last Modified:2018-01-23

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