Defining Smart Community in the Context of Healthcare Efficiency in the UK: Mapping the Evolution of a Concept

WOOLLISCROFT, Tim (2020). Defining Smart Community in the Context of Healthcare Efficiency in the UK: Mapping the Evolution of a Concept. International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 16 (4), 1-18.

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    Abstract

    This literature review article creates a new definition for the concept of smart community and applies the concept to the issue of improving healthcare efficiency in the UK. The definition emerges by mapping the evolution of the smart community concept from the mid-1990s up to 2020. The emergent concept is then applied to healthcare efficiency through discussion about related concepts including smart cities, coproduction, social capital, social computing, and cyber physical systems. The review takes a qualitative approach to exploring literature about concepts, an approach that recognises and engages with the complex interconnectedness of terminology in the digital sphere. Smart community was selected because it originated in response to financial crisis. The relevance to theory is creating a context-specific definition of smart community. By defining smart community in the context of healthcare, insights have emerged that could be useful to practice as well as theory.

    Item Type: Article
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4018/IJIIT.2020100101
    Page Range: 1-18
    Depositing User: Colin Knott
    Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 11:42
    Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 10:15
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27364

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