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Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems
Agents are in close relationship to its environment. Agents optimally have awareness capabilities, supervising their domain through sensors and performing reactive actions through effectors accordingly (Jennings & Wooldridge, 2000; Weyns, Steegmans, & Holvoet, 2004).
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Agent-Based Patient Scheduling
Einar Jakob Hovland (Agder University College, Norway) and Even Åby Larsen (Agder University College, Norway)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-889-5.ch007
Agent-oriented software engineering has, by many researchers, been dubbed the new paradigm in software development, and from its original concepts in the early ‘80s, agents and agent systems are now active research areas in computer science. This evolution offers a promising approach to the development of patient scheduling systems. Coordinating and processing a vast amount of complex variables, such a system should be designed to stock and schedule a wide range of resources based on the patients’ health condition and availability, drawing on the advantageous data control and optimization abilities of agent technologies. This article presents the design of a working agentbased patient scheduling system prototype.
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