A model of collaborative agency and common ground

Craig E. Kuziemsky*, Janet Alexandra Cornett

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As more healthcare delivery is provided via collaborative means there is a need to understand how to design information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support collaboration. Existing research has largely focused on individual aspects of ICT usage and not how they can support the coordination of collaborative activities. In order to understand how we can design ICTs to support collaboration we need to understand how agents, technologies, information and processes integrate while providing collaborative care delivery. Co-agency and common ground have both provided insight about the integration of different entities as part of collaboration practices. However there is still a lack of understanding about how to coordinate the integration of agents, processes and technologies to support collaboration. This paper combines co-agency and common ground to develop a model of collaborative agency and specific categories of common ground to facilitate its coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-392
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • collaborative agency
  • Common ground
  • coordination

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