Steps towards online monitoring systems and interoperability

By Ferreira, D.; Neto, C.; Machado, J.; Abelha, A.

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

2019

Abstract

In the health area, there is, on a daily basis, an enormous amount of data being produced and disseminated. The fast-growing amount of collected data and the rich knowledge, possibly life-saving, that could be extracted from these data has demanded the search of new ways to ensure the reliability and availability of the information with an emphasis on the efficient use of information technology tools. Although the main focus of the information systems is the health professionals who contact directly with the patient, it is also imperative to have tools for the background of the health units (information services, managers of systems, etc.). The main purpose of this work is the development of an innovative and interactive web platform for the daily monitoring of the web services activities of a Portuguese hospital, Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CHP). This platform is a web application developed in React that aims to ensure the correct functioning of the web services, that are responsible for numerous tasks within the hospital environment, and which failure could result in disastrous consequences, both for the health institution and for the patients. The development of the web application followed the six stages of the Design Science Research (DSR) methodology and was submitted to the Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis, which results were considered optimistic.

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