Designing Sustainable Open Source Systems: The Cuban National Health Care Network and Portal (INFOMED)


Ann Séror

Editor Affiliations
  • 1.                       Business School, Swansea University
  • 2.                       Department of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School
  • 3.                       Nottingham University Business School
  • 4.                       Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Ann Séror            (5)
Author Affiliations
  • 5.                       eResearch Collaboratory, Quebec City, Canada


Integrating research, education and evidence-based medical practice requires complex network linkages among these critical activities. This study examines the Cuban National Health Care Network and Portal (INFOMED) in the context of the regional Virtual Health Library of the Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences System (BIREME) led by Brazil. INFOMED is a virtual infrastructure for integration of scientific research with education and expert intervention in evidence-based medicine. Virtual infrastructures refer to an environment characterized by overlapping distribution networks accessible through Internet portals and websites designed to facilitate integrated use of available resources. The objective of this paper is to examine system design at the regional and national levels of analysis using theoretical perspectives from complexity theory, institutional economics and knowledge ecology. In conclusion model transferability to other national health care systems is considered.


El trabajo es uno de los  capítulos del libro recientemente publicado en inglés por la editorial Springer: Grand Successes and Failures in IT. Public and Private Sectors.  IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2013, Bangalore, India, June 27-29, 2013. Proceedings Editors:Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Helle Zinner Henriksen, David Wastell, Rahul De?. ISBN: 978-3-642-38861-3 (Print) 978-3-642-38862-0 (Online)



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