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Tanhapour M, Safaei A A. Requirement Specification of Creating a hybrid model of PHR based on Social Networking. payavard. 2017; 11 (6)
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6380-en.html
1- Master of Sciences Department of Medical Informatics, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor Department of Medical Informatics, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , aa.safaei@modares.ac.ir
Abstract:   (336 Views)
Background and Aim: Personal Health Record (PHR) systems play a key role in employing patient-centered care. On the other hand, use of the Internet services has increased tremendously in recent years. The goal of this paper is to the requirement specification for developing the proposed hybrid PHR model in a social network.
Materials and Methods: In this paper, by using a descriptive study, a hybrid PHR model is designed to develop in a health social network. Then, by using observation, introspection and questionnaire methods the requirements of the proposed social network are acquired. The elicited requirements are analyzed by SPSS 16 using descriptive statistics (absolute frequency). Finally, the proposed system is described in the Software Requirement Specification )SRS( standard format.
Results: The proposed hybrid PHR model has benefits of all existing PHR models and is most compliance with PHR definition (individuals control and manage their PHR). It is also applicable and reliable both for individuals and physicians. The results indicated that the proposed system had PHR capabilities as well as social network functionalities. So, the possibility of creating relations between individuals provided more benefits in comparison to other PHR models.    
Conclusion: By providing the reliable information, the health social network in this paper can improve the patient-physician relationships. As a result, the proposed health social network can provide the utilizing of web 2.0 and social network capabilities in the healthcare field as well as the benefits of PHR records and patient-centered care.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Laboratory Sciences
Received: 2018/01/21 | Accepted: 2018/01/21 | Published: 2018/01/21

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