Distributed Data Management Supporting Healthcare Workflow from Patients’ Point of View
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Patient’s mobility throughout his lifetime leaves a trial of information scattered in laboratories, clinical institutes, primary care units, and other hospitals. Hence, the medical history of a patient is valuable when subjected to special healthcare units or undergoes home-care/personal-care in elderly stage cases. Despite the rhetoric about patient-centred care, few attempts were made to measure and improve in this arena. In this thesis, we will describe and implement a high-level view of a Patient Centric information management, deploying at a preliminary stage, the use of Agent Technologies and Grid Computing. Thus, developing and proposing an infrastructure that allows us to monitor and survey the patient, from the doctor’s point of view, and investigate a Persona, from the patients’ side, that functions and collaborates among different medical information structures. The Persona will attempt to interconnect all the major agents (human and software), and realize a distributed grid info-structure that directly affect the patient, therefore, revealing an adequate and cost-effective solution for most critical information needs. The results comprehended in the literature survey, consolidating Healthcare Information Management with emerged intelligent Multi-Agent System Technologies (MAS) and Grid Computing; intends to provide a solid basis for further advancements and assessments in this field, by bridging and proposing a framework between the home-care sector and the flexible agent architecture throughout the healthcare domain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 55 p.
Body Area Network (BAN), Grid Computing, Home-care System, Medical Information Systems, Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), Persona
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6030Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex65DD219621C86E05C125762600434DC8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6030DiVA: diva2:833447
Gustavsson, Prof. Rune