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Health care is increasingly provided to citizens by a network of collaboration that includes multiple providers and locations. Typically, that collaboration is on an ad-hoc basis via phone calls, faxes, and paper based documentation. Internet and wireless technologies provide an opportunity to improve this situation via electronic data sharing. These new technologies make possible new ways of working and collaboration but it can be difficult for health care organizations to understand how to use the new technologies while still ensuring that their policies and objectives are being met. It is also important to have a systematic approach to validate that e-health processes deliver the performance improvements that are expected. Using a case study of a palliative care patient receiving home care from a team of collaborating health organizations, we introduce a framework based on requirements engineering. Key concerns and objectives are identified and modeled (privacy, security, quality of care, and timeliness of service). And, then, proposed business processes which use new technologies are modeled in terms of these concerns and objectives to assess their impact and ensure that electronic data sharing is well regulated.

-- Daniel Amyot - 09 Sep 2009


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Title A Requirement Engineering Framework for Electronic Data Sharing of Health Care Data Between Organizations
Authors X. Liu, L. Peyton, and C. Kuziemsky
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 4th International MCETECH Conference on e-Technologies
Volume/Number LNBIP 26
Editors G. Babin, P. Kropf, and M. Weiss
Publisher Springer
Month May
Year 2009
Pages 279-289
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-01187-0_24
Keywords Requirements Engineering, User Requirements Notation, health care, data sharing, privacy, quality of care
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