Information mapping: a case of operating theatre list management process

Al-Hakim, Latif (2006) Information mapping: a case of operating theatre list management process. In: Emerging trends and challenges in information technology management, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Idea Group Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 799-803. ISBN 978-1599040196


This paper considers an important dimension of information quality that is information flow and proposes a procedure for mapping the operating theatre waiting list (OTWL) process. The paper discusses the issues that make information mapping of the OTWL a challenging task and explains the difficulties associated with traditional process mapping techniques in determining the interdependencies of various elements of the OTWL process activities. The proposed procedure integrates a structured process mapping technique known as IDEF0 with another
structured technique referred to as dependency structured matrix (DSM) to map the OTWL process. The paper indicates that it is possible to reduce feedbacks from other activities that affect the stability of the waiting list by administratively controlling the information flow through
certain activities of OTWL process.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper presented at the 2006 IRMA International Conference
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 03:42
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: health services; surgery waiting lists; hospital administration
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management

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