Applications of Intelligent Agents in Health Sector-A Review

Applications of Intelligent Agents in Health Sector-A Review

Suresh Sankaranarayanan (SRM University, Chennai, India) and Subramaniam Ganesan (Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/IJEHMC.2016010101
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Health sector is a growing field and health conscience has been a major concern for everyone. Particularly in the health care sector, Information and communication Technology, enabled devices like Smart phones, Tablet PC, Sensors, RFID etc are predominantly used for ease of access and use towards decision processing. So looking into expectations of making devices smarter and intelligent enough for health care application, there has been a growing interest in the use of Software agents in health care application. This Survey paper predominantly concentrates on showing the usage and application of intelligent agent technology in health care sector pertaining to hospital search & appointment, patient health monitoring and mobile health record, with a thorough literature review and appropriate screenshots necessary.
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2. Ict In Health Care

These days Information Communication Technology (ICT) plays a very important role in the health care sector. These systems are however, complex and hence it is difficult to find the best strategies to bring efficiency and effectiveness. Thus public health strategies have devised methods by using ICT to gain advantages through telemedicine and telecare (Cramp and Carson. 2000). It may be said that the health care system has been under increasing pressure as populations are aging; life expectancy is increasing and the number of health care professionals decreasing and in addition there is an increased cost towards health care and the continuing urbanization. In the context, ICT would seem to provide the countermeasures for these problems through providing a more efficient health care solution. Consequently one can expect an improved healthcare access, reduced cost and an improved quality of treatment through the use of ICT.

Telemedicine, which is seen on the whole as an important field for healthcare modernization, has great potential for enabling the delivery of remote healthcare services, patient monitoring and treatment for either in home care situations or outside the house environment (Mostafa et al. 2011; Klooster et al. 2009).

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