Computerised link analysis

2010-12-01T13:02:27Z (GMT) by Yu Zhao Sue Hignett Neil Mansfield
Link Analysis (LA) is a useful method to study relationships and arrangements of elements within a system. It has been used more and more in the healthcare domain to create appropriate work conditions for clinical staff and provide patients with effective, efficient and safe services. However LA has limitations, such as the timeconsuming manual data recording and results generating processes. Thus, the Computerised Link Analysis (CLA) system was developed and is being tested to provide flexibility by computerising template generation, and data collection and analysis processes. This paper will describe the development and iterative testing (technical, usability and field) of the CLA system.