Health and social care: towards an understanding of wellness management and the role of IS

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dc.contributor.author Grace, Audrey
dc.contributor.author Gleasure, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-27T14:54:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-27T14:54:53Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-15
dc.identifier.citation Grace, A. and Gleasure, R. (2015) 'Health and Social Care – Towards an Understanding of Wellness Management and the Role of IS', Procedia Computer Science, 64, pp. 248-256. doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.487 en
dc.identifier.volume 64 en
dc.identifier.startpage 248 en
dc.identifier.endpage 256 en
dc.identifier.issn 1877-0509
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7551
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.487
dc.description.abstract Publicly provided healthcare systems are coming under increasing pressure worldwide because of aging populations, increased prevalence of chronic disease and spiralling healthcare costs. This pressure can be alleviated by focusing on community-based healthcare and empowering people to proactively manage their own general wellness. To this end, many employee wellness programmes have been launched, as have many technologies to measure specific aspects of wellness. However, wellness is a poorly understood concept and effective wellness-management is elusive and lacking in metrics. In light of this deficit, this research-in-progress draws on activity theory and attribute substitution theory to propose a preliminary model describing how wellness is managed by various actors (e.g. the individual, family carers, healthcare professionals) in the collaborative wellness management activity. The study's empirical data gathering reveals that wellness management is often inhibited because of an inability of these actors to access and reflect on the contextual factors that mediate the activity of managing wellness (i.e. the rules that guide them, the division of roles and responsibilities, and the tools that are utilised in managing wellness). en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050915026228
dc.rights © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Wellness en
dc.subject Wellness management en
dc.subject Activity theory en
dc.subject Attribute substitution en
dc.subject Family carers en
dc.subject Care co-ordination en
dc.subject Healthcare systems en
dc.subject Information systems en
dc.subject Business information systems en
dc.title Health and social care: towards an understanding of wellness management and the role of IS en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Audrey Grace, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.grace@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-02-27T14:50:10Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Procedia Computer Science en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.grace@ucc.ie en


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