Enhancing E-Health Information Systems with Agent Technology

Abstract

Agent Technology is an emerging and promising research area in software technology, which increasingly contributes to the development of value-added information systems for large healthcare organizations. Through the MediMAS prototype, resulting from a case study conducted at a local Swiss hospital, this paper aims at presenting the advantages of reinforcing such a complex E-health man-machine information organization with software agents. The latter will work on behalf of human agents, taking care of routine tasks, and thus increasing the speed, the systematic, and ultimately the reliability of the information exchanges. We further claim that the modeling of the software agent layer can be methodically derived from the actual "classical" laboratory organization and practices, as well as seamlessly integrated with the existing information system.

DOI: 10.1155/2009/279091

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@article{Nguyen2009EnhancingEI, title={Enhancing E-Health Information Systems with Agent Technology}, author={Minh Tuan Nguyen and Patrik Fuhrer and Jacques Pasquier-Rocha}, journal={International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications}, year={2009}, volume={2009}, pages={103 - 111} }