Healthcare applications based on software agents

Christian Mazzi, Pronab Ganguly, Michael Kidd

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Healthcare has been recognised as one of the most important areas for enterprise applications and services. Presently, information technologists and systems engineers all over the world are working towards achieving better efficiency and quality of service in various sectors of healthcare, such as telemedicine, hospital management, patient-care, and treatment. This paper addresses the issue of more effective and efficient handling of doctor patient relationship. The idea is to use Software Agent technology to extend the patient-doctor relationship beyond the physical and logistical limitation of face-to-face consultations in patient management. Software agents can provide an extension of the doctor by interacting with the patient via a computer and the Internet. The agent is visualised as an anthropomorphic figure to further enhance the patient interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2001 - Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Medical Informatics
PublisherIOS PRESS
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1586031945, 9781586031947
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sep 20055 Sep 2005

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • and patient monitoring
  • chronic disease management
  • diabetes
  • doctor-patient relationship
  • Healthcare
  • software agents


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