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OBJECTIVES To summarize major current developments and research in the field of mobile health (mHealth) services. METHODS Reports on the unique characteristics of mHealth platform and its role in delivering health services to the resource poor settings. Also, it evaluates different mHealth applications and identifies key success factors and challenges. (More)
Electronic Health Records (EHR)/Electronic Patient Records (EPR)/Electronic Medical Records (EMR) provide the basis for e-Health services. Since information in these records (containing patient healthcare information) need to be shared amongst multiple healthcare providers and healthcare professionals, privacy issues of EHR have been a major inhibitor in(More)
The use of electronic health records (EHR) aim to improve the quality of healthcare by facilitating the exchange of patient information between healthcare providers. However, as disparate systems have varying techniques of representing and managing patient data, a multi-agent system (MAS) architecture was presented in a previous paper for consolidating this(More)
Chronic illnesses account for a substantial part of healthcare budgets in countries all over the world. Unfortunately, this cost of treating patients with chronic illnesses is growing due the ageing population. Healthcare and information technology professionals are working on various e-Health solutions to counter this problem. Thanks to the proliferation(More)
Two surveys have been developed to ascertain the information assurance requirements of networked enterprises. The surveys give an insight into how inter-networked companies use their ERP systems, what their current policies maybe with respect to information management, and what their security and assurance problems maybe. The surveys focus on the views of(More)
The current healthcare environment has embraced electronic health records (EHRs) as evidenced by the numerous standards both formal and proprietary that have arisen. However, the issues of security and privacy in this new landscape has not been adequately addressed. Legislation has attempted to ameliorate the situation by mandating a minimum level of(More)
With the dramatic growth of information exchanges within and between organizations, major concerns emerge about the assurance of information. Without clear knowledge of the true needs for information assurance, a company may employ local, specialized solutions that are too restrictive, or not comprehensive. On the other hand, cost-effective, variable(More)
This report is a consolidation of work that has been done to fulfill the goals defined in the CERIAS Research Proposal, “Active Protocols and Agents for Information Assurance in Networked Enterprises “. According to the proposal, the development of an agent system for information assurance will follow two stages: Design of active, combined task and(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper is a systematic literature review intended to gain an understanding of the most original, excellent, stateof- the-art research in the application of eHealth (including mHealth) in the management of chronic diseases with a focus on cancer over the past two years. METHOD This review looks at peer-reviewed papers published between 2013(More)
This research work addresses the problem of information quality in distributed information systems. A TQM-based definition of information assurance is introduced to fit the needs of inter-networked enterprises that rely on information for the fulfillment of their objectives. Information failures type and impact are investigated in distributed systems like(More)