vCare featured at the International Conference on Information Systems 2021, Austin Texas

A vCare paper has been approved for the upcoming International Conference on Information Systems which will take place in Austin, Texas, USA on December 12-15, 2021

One of the key exploitable results of vCare is related to the approach followed to design and test systematically derived clinical pathway (graphical) models. Starting from the evidence gained from the clinical partners, vCare has derived distinct requirements for the graphical modelling language.

This is to ensure that all clinical needs (gathering the clinical process information) and the technical needs (pathways in machine-readable form as processual base of the system working mode) are met

Using a Virtual Coach for home rehabilitation requires various technologies (e.g., smart sensors and machine learning) and the involvement of various stakeholders. In this paper submitted, we report about a case study as part of the vCare project on using clinical pathways to set the procedural precept for integrating diverse technologies and stakeholders for home rehabilitation. We contribute to design artifacts and to design knowledge. For design knowledge, we have systemized requirements that help design further modelling languages for modelling clinical pathways, derive further clinical pathways, or integrate further technologies or stakeholders in supervised care. Furthermore, our design artifacts may be used to investigate research ideas of other IS domains such as gamification or anthropomorphism.

TUD (Germany) has been leading this work in the vCare consortium and will be presenting the results at the conference. The paper will also be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Watch here how pathways have been defined in vCare.