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Semantic management of nonfunctional requirements in an e-health system

Koay, Nigel and Kataria, Pavandeep and Juric, Radmila (2010) Semantic management of nonfunctional requirements in an e-health system. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16 (4). pp. 461-471. ISSN 1530-5627

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2009.0120


We have designed an ontological environment that makes provisions for choosing adequate devices for remote monitoring of patients who are suffering from poststroke health complications. We argue that nonfunctional requirements in e-health systems, designed for remote patient monitoring, can be managed through semantics stored in ontological models and reasoning performed on them. Our contribution is twofold: (1) we address the pervasiveness of e-health systems by choosing devices embedded in them, and through patients' expectations in terms of having access to pervasive health services personalized to their needs; and (2) we enrich the specification of nonfunctional requirements for remote patient monitoring by highlighting their role in the development of e-healthcare systems.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:8056
Deposited On:03 Jun 2010 14:13
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