Technical evaluation of an e-health platform.

Lo, Owen, Fan, Lu, Buchanan, William J and Thuemmler, Christoph (2012) Technical evaluation of an e-health platform. IADIS E-Health.

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Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. We propose an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to provide a concise methodology for the evaluation of e-Health platforms under three main categories: usability evaluation, logistics evaluation and technical evaluation. For the scope of this paper, focus is given on defining techniques to enable the gathering of technical evaluation metrics using our proposed framework. Technical evaluation provides insight on the scalability, response time, functionality and performance of an e-Health platform. Using simulated patient data, preliminary evaluation experiments carried out on an existing e-Health platform, known as the Cloud4Health platform, proves the viability of our defined methodology for gathering of technical evaluation metrics. Experimental results showed up to 100 simulated patient's data could interact with the Cloud4Health platform concurrently with a maximum round-trip time latency value of 6.6 seconds for data samples to be processed. Future work aims to build upon this evaluation framework and develop techniques to gather both usability and logistics evaluation metrics when conducting evaluation of e-Health platforms.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at IADIS International Conference e-Health 2012, Lisbon, Portugal,17- 19 July 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-health; evaluation framework; usability; technical evaluation; logistics; methodology; Cloud4Health;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 5565
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 12:48
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2012 12:48

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