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Révay, Peter
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Berglund, M., Nilsson, C., Révay, P., Petersson, G. & Nilsson, G. (2007). Nurses´ and nurse students´demands of functions and usability in a PDA. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 76, 530-537
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2007 (English)In: International Journal of Medical Informatics, Vol. 76, p. 530-537Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Health Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-1593 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-06 Created: 2010-04-06 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved
Wennberg, L., Brandt, P. & Révay, P. (2006). Information security - an application of a systems approach. Kybernetes, 35(6), 786-796
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2006 (English)In: Kybernetes, ISSN 0368-492X, E-ISSN 1758-7883, Vol. 35, no 6, p. 786-796Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The paper aims to describe and discuss the establishment of customer care centres in Sweden with particular concerns about information security.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is part of a series about information security and the approach is to study the subject within an organisation and initially to understand how it works.

Findings – An effective way was found to embrace as many factors as possible by using a theory that contains the characteristics of the organisation. It was found that a combination of general systems theory and classic information systems theory was very successful.

Practical implications – The new systems and new structure within the Corporation of Swedish Pharmacies (Apotekes) will in future create better conditions for customers and the opportunity to have products delivered at home or by collection from the centres.

Originality/value – Describes new and ongoing developments aimed at improving customer care and demonstrates the application of system theory to the resulting organisation and implementation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2006
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems; Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Computer Science; Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing; Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-298 (URN)10.1108/03684920610662584 (DOI)
Available from: 2010-03-31 Created: 2010-03-31 Last updated: 2017-05-17Bibliographically approved
Broberg, H., Petrakou, A. & Révay, P. (2004). Analyzing Problem situations in Home Care and Home Service. In: MicroCAD, Hungary.
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2004 (English)In: MicroCAD, Hungary, 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-5239 (URN)
Note
Nummer: Available from: 2010-04-29 Created: 2010-04-29 Last updated: 2011-09-29Bibliographically approved
Révay, P. (2004). Annual Report - survey of articles, Kalmar e-Health Institute 2002-2004 March. Högskolan i Kalmar
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2004 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Kalmar, 2004
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-3333 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-26 Created: 2010-04-26 Last updated: 2011-09-29Bibliographically approved
Petrakou, A., Broberg, H. & Révay, P. (2004). Combining Soft Systems Methodology and Activity Theory to analyse organisations. In: MicroCAD, Hungary.
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2004 (English)In: MicroCAD, Hungary, 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-5291 (URN)
Note
Nummer: Available from: 2010-04-29 Created: 2010-04-29 Last updated: 2011-09-29Bibliographically approved
Petrakou, A., Broberg, H. & Révay, P. (2004). Culturally feasible changes in human activity systems. In: 48th Conference of ISSS, Ca, USA.
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2004 (English)In: 48th Conference of ISSS, Ca, USA, 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-5290 (URN)
Note
Nummer: Available from: 2010-04-29 Created: 2010-04-29 Last updated: 2011-09-29Bibliographically approved
Brandt, P., Révay, P. & Wennberg, L. (2004). System thinking on Risk Analysis. In: SABI 2004: Business Systems -- Environmental Contexts: . Paper presented at SABI 2004: Business Systems -- Environmental Contexts, July 8, 2004.
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2004 (English)In: SABI 2004: Business Systems -- Environmental Contexts, 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The word risk originates from the Italian word risicare which means to dare and from this point of view, risk is more of a choice than a fate. Risk is about the actions that we dare to take and these in turn depend on the freedom we have to make choices (Bernstein, 1998). It can also be defined as the possibility of harm or loss to any resource within an information system, which accentuate the importance of identifying the organisation's assets (Ramachandran, 2002).

The obvious fact that information is one of the most important asset within a company, results in that it is necessary to try to predict the risks that exists against these and consequently also against the organisation's goals and visions. It is impossible to identify all potential risks but a very good tool for identifying as many as possible and then assigning them appropriate protective measures, is the risk analysis.

Since many significant security processes are built upon risk analysis and also security planning, it is necessary that the analysis is accomplished in an accurate way. This meaning that factors in the inner and outer surrounding environment that could affect the final result also must be taken into consideration, e.g. different communication channels. Thus, a holistic perspective is necessary when performing a risk analysis but also when working with security issues in general.

Today, security solutions are often focused on technology and not on the system as a whole (Schneier, 2000) and considering that development and use of technology has lead us to think in terms of systems, we mean that this should hold for the information security area as well. Also the fact that the concept of wholeness is very important in information security and that general system theory is a general science of wholeness (v. Bertalanffy, 1969), makes us wonder: what could be more suitable to apply on security issues?

For that reason, we present some ideas for a modified risk analysis method in this paper, based upon an existing risk analysis used by the case study object The Corporation of Swedish Pharmacies, Apoteket AB. They has recently added two customer care centres to its organisation and as a result of this, also a number of communication channels that are integrated with different information sources that contains classified information, e.g. personal particulars. The ideas of a modified risk analysis could be used by customer care centre organisations using several communication channels. These ideas are influenced by general systems theory that has been combined with a method used to analyse information flows in organisations. We have studied the company's existing risk analysis method and in combination with qualitative data, e.g. interviews, we have some suggestions of a risk analysis that emphasises the holistic perspective and the relations between the different entities in the overall information system.

The suggested ideas will be reviewed together with the department of IT-security at Apoteket AB and after that tested within the organisation. It is noticeable that like all work with information security, the suggested method is a cyclic process that constantly develops and undergoes changes in relation to its dynamic context. Results and feedback from this implementation will be presented in forthcoming papers during 2004.

Keywords
risk analysis, information security, customer care centre, system theory, Apoteket AB
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-4721 (URN)
Conference
SABI 2004: Business Systems -- Environmental Contexts, July 8, 2004
Available from: 2010-04-28 Created: 2010-04-28 Last updated: 2014-06-12Bibliographically approved
Broberg, H., Petrakou, A. & Révay, P. (2004). Systematically Desirable Changes - How to find the relevant Conceptual Model.... In: 48th Conference of ISSS, Ca, USA.
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2004 (English)In: 48th Conference of ISSS, Ca, USA, 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-5240 (URN)
Note
Nummer: Available from: 2010-04-29 Created: 2010-04-29 Last updated: 2011-09-29Bibliographically approved
Östlund, L., Brandt, P. & Révay, P. (2004). The importance of analysing communication channels from an information security perspective – a case study. In: .
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2004 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems; Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Computer Science; Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing; Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-5235 (URN)
Note
Nummer: Available from: 2010-04-29 Created: 2010-04-29 Last updated: 2011-09-29Bibliographically approved
Östlund, M. & Révay, P. (2004). The VR-tual Pharmacy - communicationg Pharmaceutical information in a shared Virtual space (Miskolc). In: .
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2004 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-4785 (URN)
Note
Nummer: Available from: 2010-04-28 Created: 2010-04-28 Last updated: 2011-09-29Bibliographically approved
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