Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 3945–3953 | Cite as

Comparison of Response Times of a Mobile-Web EHRs System Using PHP and JSP Languages

  • Isabel De la Torre-Díez
  • Míriam Antón-Rodríguez
  • Francisco Javier Díaz-Pernas
  • Freddy José Perozo-Rondón
Original Paper


Performance evaluation is highly important in the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) system implementation. Response time’s measurement can be considered as one manner to make that evaluation. In the e-health field, after the creation of EHRs available through different platforms such as Web and/or mobile, a performance evaluation is necessary. The operation of the system in the right way is essential. In this paper, a comparison of the response times for the MEHRmobile system is presented. The first version uses PHP language with a MySQL database and the second one employs JSP with an eXist database. Both versions have got the same functionalities. In addition to the technological aspects, a significant difference is the way the information is stored. The main goal of this paper is choosing the version which offers better response times. We have created a new benchmark to calculate the response times. Better results have been obtained for the PHP version. Nowadays, this version is being used for specialists from Fundación Intras, Spain.


Electronic Health Records Java Server Pages (JSP) Performance evaluation PHP Response times 



This research has been partially supported by the Department of Health, Government of Castile and Leon (Spain) under the project GES39/VA05/10 and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation under the project TIN2010-20529. We want to thank Fundación Intras for its advice and help in the benchmark realization.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest with the contents of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel De la Torre-Díez
    • 1
  • Míriam Antón-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Francisco Javier Díaz-Pernas
    • 1
  • Freddy José Perozo-Rondón
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Signal Theory and CommunicationsTelematics Engineering University of ValladolidValladolidSpain

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