A novel approach to developing applications in the pervasive healthcare environment through the use of archetypes

J.L. Cardoso de Moraes, Wanderley Lopes de Souza, Luis Ferreira Pires, Luciana Tricai Cavalini, Antonio Francisco do Prado

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    Pervasive Healthcare focuses on the use of new technologies, tools, and services, to help patients to play a more active role in the treatment of their conditions. Pervasive Healthcare environments demand a huge amount of information exchange, and specific technologies has been proposed to provide interoperability between the systems that comprise such environments. However, the complexity of these technologies makes it difficult to fully adopt them and to migrate Centered Healthcare Environments to Pervasive Healthcare Environments. Therefore, this paper proposes an approach to develop applications in the Pervasive Healthcare environment, through the use of Archetypes. This approach was demonstrated and evaluated in a controlled experiment that we conducted in the cardiology department of a hospital located in the city of Marília (São Paulo, Brazil). An application was developed to evaluate this approach, and the results showed that the approach is suitable for facilitating the development of healthcare systems by offering generic and powerful approach capabilities.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication13th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2013
    EditorsB. Murgante, S. Misra, M. Carlini, C.M. Torre, H.Q. Nguyen, D. Taniar, B.O. Apduhan, O. Gervasi
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-39639-7
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
    Event13th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2013 - Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    Duration: 24 Jun 201327 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    Conference13th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2013
    Abbreviated titleICCSA
    Country/TerritoryViet Nam
    CityHo Chi Minh City


    • SCS-Services
    • Pervasive Healthcare
    • EWI-23809
    • Domain Specific Language
    • METIS-300067
    • openEHR
    • IR-87988
    • Archetypes
    • Ubiquitous Computing

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