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Title: Enabling Patient Centered Health Care System: Requirements for Making Patient Assume Responsibility of Their Health
Authors: Bentolhoda M. Bahrani 
Supervisor: Prof. Kassem Saleh
Keywords: Centered Health
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: This study investigated the requirements for patient centered health care information system to make patients assume responsibilities for their health and play an active role in the improvement of their health or during the treatment process. The overall research goal was to investigate the software requirements for patient centered health information system. The goal of this thesis was to provide basic requirement model that would result in creating a health information system where the patients can assume responsibilities for their health using the system. To our knowledge, there was no encompassing approach in the literature that addresses software requirements for building proactive patient centered healthcare information system. This study took the first step to document software requirements for both reactive and proactive patients centered healthcare information system. This requirement model would provide the guidance for software developers and designers to create patient centered heath care information system where patients assume responsibilities for their health and would be the main building block of the system. Literature and document analysis, ethnography, and introspection are some known techniques for requirement gathering that we used in this thesis. We argue that user story technique was the most efficient method to present patients’ requirements. One of the challenges is to validate patient requirements since most of the patients are less expressive and do not have high level of IT knowledge. Our research survey and findings justify that the conventional UML methodology is not very effective in this environment. We found that a combination of user story technique and UML methodology is the most useful process. This research observed that simple communication process, easy data access and retrieval, polite reminders and follow-up methods and elegant portable systems are the key for proactive patient centered health information system
Appears in Programs:1730 Information Technology

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