It's High Time for Application Frameworks for Healthcare

It's High Time for Application Frameworks for Healthcare

Efstathios Marinos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), George Marinos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Antonios Kordatzakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Maria Pragmatefteli (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Aggelos Georgoulas (National Technical University of Athens, Greece) and Dimitris Koutsouris (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-300-5.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the impact of adopting application frameworks in the healthcare (HC) domain. It argues the shortcomings of existing HC applications and systems, examines the benefits of application frameworks use during and after the software development, and presents such an application framework. The authors hope that this chapter will put on the table the discussion about the necessity of application frameworks in HC because they strongly believe that the software industry can tremendously benefit from the work done so far in the area of the HC standardization, in order to provide HC-specific application frameworks that will make software development easier and more efficient.

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