The Support of E-Collaboration Technologies for a Blood Bank
P. Sasi Kumar (National Institute of Technology, India), P. Senthil (National Institute of Technology, India), G. Kannan (National Institute of Technology, India) and A. Noorul Haq (National Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright: © 2008
E-collaboration technologies are broadly defined as electronic technologies that enable collaboration among individuals engaged in a common task (Kock, Davison, Ocker, & Wazlawick, 2001; Kock & Davison, 2003; Kock 2004, 2005). The reasons to enter inside the Internet are huge market value and effective data transactions (Perkins, 2000). The developments of electronic collaborations turn out the hard task into a soft one. This technology development allows the whole sectors to leverage the powers of the Internet and communication network to coordinate their efforts and the e-business models have provided the workable infrastructure for group communication and information processing (Jian Cai, 2004). Many published studies have also shown that, besides technologies the social aspects are essential for the success of collaboration (Briggs, 2003; Easley, 2003). The social aspects that lie behind this article are the speedy and effective services provided by the collaboration technologies for the patients. This article mainly speaks on how the deficiency of the blood can be solved by the blood banks. For this purpose a standard model has been created, in which the blood donors can be connected electronically with patients under the network assistance provided by the blood banks and the hospitals.
Key Terms in this Chapter
SMS (Short Message Service): A globally accepted wireless service for sending messages between mobile subscribers and external systems such as e-mail, paging, and voice mail.
Internet: A world wide network of computers that allows the “sharing “or “networking“ of information at remote sites from other academic institutions, research institutes, private companies, government agencies, and individuals.
E-Mail: A method by which computer users can exchange messages with each other over a network.
Blood Bank: A place where blood is collected from donor, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients.
E-Collaboration Technologies: Electronic technologies that enable collaboration among individuals engaged in a common task.