In this paper we study the application of simulation as a method to support information system and process design in complex organizational transitions. We apply a combined use of a collaborative workshop approach with the use of a detailed and accurate graphical simulation model in a hospital that is in a major transition. The simulation represents the future situation of the hospital and enables the healthcare professionals to analyze and reflect on processes, planning, staffing and collaboration, and the new organizational processes and systems. We follow an action research setup in which, conducting iterative workshops, our simulation model is enhanced and fine-tuned. The data collected from the workshops reveal that the benefits of using simulations in complex organizational transitions include a substantial increase of awareness, insights and acceptance by the medical and administrative staff.
|Title of host publication||16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010 (AMCIS 2010)|
|Place of Publication||Lima, Peru|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Aug 2010|
|Event||16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2010 - Lima, Peru|
Duration: 12 Aug 2010 → 15 Aug 2010
Conference number: 16
|Conference||16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2010|
|Period||12/08/10 → 15/08/10|
Rothengatter, D. C. F., Katsma, C., & van Hillegersberg, J. (2010). Simulation As a Method To Support Complex Organizational Transformations in Healthcare. In 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010 (AMCIS 2010) (pp. -). Lima, Peru.