An Intelligent Web-Based Healthcare System: The Case of DYMOS

  • Dimosthenis Georgiadis
  • Panagiotis Germanakos
  • George Samaras
  • Constantinos Mourlas
  • Eleni Christodoulou
Part of the Annals of Information Systems book series (AOIS, volume 7)


Today’s information age is accelerating at quantum speed. Advances, such as the Internet and high-speed networks, have propelled the never-ending quest for information. In this regard, eHealth services is a continuously growing sector, driving the need for advances in the dynamic working environment of different medical actors promoting the effective collaboration within the given contextual and technological constraints. Henceforth, this chapter defines and classifies the various virtual communities in the eHealth sector, analyses existing related approaches and identifies current problems, stressing emphasis on the notion of workflow management within the multi/cross-organizational environment. It further proposes an eHealth system, DYMOS, which has been based on a suggested extended collaboration model, with features that tend to tackle the identified weaknesses. Finally, it presents a positive evaluation of the system’s efficiency and effectiveness with the implementation of an experimentation phase which has used trials in a real hospital environment.


Mobile Device Healthcare Professional Virtual Team Cardiac Problem eHealth Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimosthenis Georgiadis
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Germanakos
    • 1
    • 2
  • George Samaras
    • 1
  • Constantinos Mourlas
    • 3
  • Eleni Christodoulou
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Department of Management and MISUniversity of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus
  3. 3.Faculty of Communication and Media StudiesNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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