This paper is about electronic services in healthcare. I begin by providing a virtual organisation model that contains four variables: connectivity, purpose, technology and boundary. Based on the model, some predictions for the stability of virtual organisations can be done. The theoretical part is followed by a real-life example of a virtual hospital. The focus is on finding and naming the four variables of the virtual hospital. Furthermore, the barriers and benefits of development of the virtual hospital are discussed.
Syrijanen, Elina, "Building a Virtual Hospital" (2000). ECIS 2000 Proceedings. 161.