A Computational Network Model for Shared Mental Models in Hospital Operation Rooms

Laila van Ments, Jan Treur*, Jan Klein, Peter Roelofsma

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This paper describes a network model for mental processes making use of shared mental models (SMM) of team performance. The paper illustrates the value of adequate SMM’s for safe and efficient team performance. The addressed application context is that of a medical team performing a tracheal intubation executed by a nurse and a medical specialist. Simulations of successful and unsuccessful team performance have been performed, some of which are presented. The paper discusses potential further elaborations for future research as well as implications for other domains of team performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain Informatics
Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference, BI 2021, Virtual Event, September 17–19, 2021, Proceedings
EditorsMufti Mahmud, M Shamim Kaiser, Stefano Vassanelli, Qionghai Dai, Ning Zhong
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030869939
ISBN (Print)9783030869922
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event14th International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 17 Sep 202119 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12960 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2021
CityVirtual, Online

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  • Healthcare safety
  • Hospital
  • Network model
  • Shared mental model
  • Team performance


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