A Mobile Shared Workspace Supporting Healthcare Task Cooperative Planning

Fouzi Lezzar


In a health care environment, in which task planning process is fundamentally a collaborative task that requires the participation of many health care professionals with different skills working simultaneously on same cases. However, most recent healthcare research has focused on methods mainly based on communication, rather than collaboration supports. We followed then a CSCW-based planning approach which constitutes an evolution of planning environments toward new shared workspaces supporting collaboration. Our work led us first, to analyse the related tasks in an Algerian maternity ward in order to highlight the vital collaborative medical tasks that need to be modelled. The following sections outline basic design concepts of our mobile collaborative planning system, which is designed to provide a flexible group interaction support for care coordination and continuity.


Collaborative planning; Healthcare task modelling; Mobile application; Synchronous/Asynchronous interaction

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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