Journal of Medical Systems

, 40:225 | Cite as

An ICT-Based Platform to Monitor Protocols in the Healthcare Environment

  • Víctor M. Alonso Rorís
  • Juan M. Santos Gago
  • Luis Álvarez Sabucedo
  • Mateo Ramos Merino
  • Javier Sanz Valero
Systems-Level Quality Improvement
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Health Information Systems & Technologies


Procedures from the healthcare domain involve highly critical actions as they may pose a risk for patients’ life. Therefore, a large effort is devoted to the standardization in clinical praxis and to the control of quality for these protocols in order to minimize hazards. In this line, this work is compelled to provide an ICT-based support to carry out these controls in a simple and effective manner. Using a methodology based on HACCP and taking advantage of Semantic tools, a holistic platform of services for traceability and control of processes has been designed and implemented. The applied paradigm is based on the use of Control Points as singular points to generate traces using observations and measures relevant for the processes considered. Based on those, it is possible to offer services for advanced querying and knowledge inference. The local deployment just requires regular mobile phones or tablets making this solution cost-effective and easily replicable.


Traceability Monitoring eHealth HACCP Software platform Mobile environments 



This work has been partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Government of Spain and the Regional Government of Galicia under the TACTICA and GRC2013-006 projects and by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III by PI13/00464 project, also cofunded by ERDF.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Víctor M. Alonso Rorís
    • 1
  • Juan M. Santos Gago
    • 1
  • Luis Álvarez Sabucedo
    • 1
  • Mateo Ramos Merino
    • 1
  • Javier Sanz Valero
    • 2
  1. 1.Telematic Engineering DepartmentUniversity of VigoVigoSpain
  2. 2.Public Health & History of ScienceUniversity Miguel HernandezAlicanteSpain

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