A requirement engineering framework for electronic data sharing of health care data between organizations

Xia Liu*, Liam Peyton, Craig Kuziemsky

*Corresponding author for this work

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Health care is increasingly provided to citizens by a network of collaboration that includes multiple providers and locations. Typically, that collaboration is on an ad-hoc basis via phone calls, faxes, and paper based documentation. Internet and wireless technologies provide an opportunity to improve this situation via electronic data sharing. These new technologies make possible new ways of working and collaboration but it can be difficult for health care organizations to understand how to use the new technologies while still ensuring that their policies and objectives are being met. It is also important to have a systematic approach to validate that e-health processes deliver the performance improvements that are expected. Using a case study of a palliative care patient receiving home care from a team of collaborating health organizations, we introduce a framework based on requirements engineering. Key concerns and objectives are identified and modeled (privacy, security, quality of care, and timeliness of service). And, then, proposed business processes which use new technologies are modeled in terms of these concerns and objectives to assess their impact and ensure that electronic data sharing is well regulated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Technologies: Innovation in an Open World - 4th International Conference, MCETECH 2009, Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages11
Volume26 LNBIP
ISBN (Print)9783642011863
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International MCETECH Conference on E-Technologies, MCETECH 2009 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 4 May 20096 May 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume26 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)18651348


Other4th International MCETECH Conference on E-Technologies, MCETECH 2009
CityOttawa, ON


  • Data sharing
  • Health care
  • Privacy
  • Quality of care
  • Requirements Engineering
  • User Requirements Notation


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