Greener Journal of Internet, Information and Communication Systems Vol. 1 (2), pp. 044-054, April 2013.
ISSN:2354-2373 © 2011 Greener Journals
Improve of Health care Systems for Smart Hospitals Based on UML and Semantic Web Technology
Magdy Shayboub Ali
Computer Science Dep., computers and information systems, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Email: magdy01sh @ yahoo. com
The convergence of information technology systems in health care system building is causing us to look at more effective integration of technologies. Facing increased competition, tighter spaces, staff retention and reduced reimbursement, today’s hospitals are looking at strategic ways to use technology to manage their systems called smart hospital. The concept of the smart hospital is about adding intelligence to the traditional hospital system by covering all resources and locations with patient information. Patient’s information is an important component of the patient privacy in any health care system that is based on the overall quality of each patient in the health care system. The main commitment for any health care system is to improve the quality of the patient and privacy of patient’s information.
Today, there is a need of such computer environment where treatment to patients can be given on the basis of his/her previous medical history at the time of emergency at any time, on any place and anywhere. Pervasive and ubiquitous environment and Semantic Web can bring the boon in this field. For this it is needed to develop the ubiquitous health care computing environment using the Semantic Web technology with traditional hospital environment.
This paper is based on the ubiquitous and pervasive computing environment based on UML and semantic web technology, in which these problems has been tried to improve traditional hospital system into smart hospital in the near future. The key solution of the smart hospital is online identification of all patients, doctors, nurses, staff, medical equipments, medications, blood bags, surgical tools, blankets, sheets, hospital rooms, etc. In this paper efforts is channeled into improving the knowledge-base ontological description for smart hospital system by using UML and semantic web technology, Our knowledge is represented in XML format from UML modeling (class diagram).
Keywords: UML- Smart Hospital (SH) - Semantic Web Technology - health care system and XML.