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Title: Technique for improving care integration models
Authors: Zulkepli, J
Eldabi, T
Keywords: Integrated care models;Discrete event simulation (DES),;System dynamics (SD),;Hybrid techniques;Markov Model;Lean thinking/technique
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems 2011 (EMCIS2011)
Abstract: Recent developments in technologies and improved life style have had a positive impact on prolonging human life contributing to the increasing elderly population. As a consequence, many countries (particularly developed ones) started to experience higher proportions of elderly people (over 65). This has consequently generated the need for care for the elderly that is necessitating the integration of health and social care to accommodate their complex needs. A number of modelling methods have been employed to assist those concerned to cope with health and social care but albeit separately. The literatures so far, identified several techniques that have been employed mostly to model the care integration. However, literatures also suggest that there are some challenges still persist when modelling integrated care. It can be argued that these techniques are not capable of handling the complexities associated with the requirements of integrated systems. This paper attempts to prove the reason why despite the fact that many models of integrated care have been developed, problems are still exist. Based on the literatures, the problems exist due to the unsuitable techniques used to model the IC systems as most of the developed models are using single technique. Therefore, new technique to improve the care integration model is suggested.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-85-7
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