The S'ANT Imperative for Realizing the Vision of Healthcare Network Centric Operations

The S'ANT Imperative for Realizing the Vision of Healthcare Network Centric Operations

Nimini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA) and Rajeev K. Bali (Coventry University, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/jantti.2009010103
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Abstract

In the information-intensive environment of healthcare, the networkcentric approach has been proffered as one that allows free and rapid sharing of information and effective knowledge building required for the development of coherent objectives and their rapid attainment. This article asserts that if we are to realize such a vision it is imperative to draw upon strong rich analysis tools and techniques and thus calls for the application of Social Network Analysis combined with Actor-network Theory (S’ANT).

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