Semantic management of nonfunctional requirements in an e-health system

Koay, Nigel, 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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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
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 13:13
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2010 13:13

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