Author First name, Last name, Institution

Jacqueline Blake
Don Kerr
John Gammack

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Australasian Journal of Information Systems

Publication Date

11-10-2016

Abstract

Medical decision making takes place in a complex and dynamic environment, involving various individual and organisational stakeholders. In such contexts supportive information systems are required to be designed for practical efficacy, emphasising transparency, usability, and usefulness to their primary users. At the same time, they need to demonstrate improved efficiency and diagnostic accuracy. In addition, they also need to provide effective communication of relevant information. This paper describes the use of design science to develop and evaluate a DSS incorporated into online tools to support sleep physician’s diagnosis of sleep disorders. The design science approach offers guidance for developing this solution, that ensure the artefacts fit into their usage context, and that development and evaluation principles that generalise to similar problem domains are identified. How this project fits in the design science guidelines is specified, thus demonstrating how this philosophy and methodology advances theory particularly relevant to other similar medical diagnostic domains. The usability and technical evaluation of the set of tools indicated provide clear practical benefits at patient, physician and organisational levels.

ISSN

1039-7841

Publisher

Australian Journal of Information Systems

Volume

20

Last Page

12

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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