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Standards-Based Sustainability Requirements for Healthcare Services in Smart Cities

  • Sofia Ouhbi
  • Ali Idri
  • José Luis Fernández-Alemán
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


In Smart Cities, there is a need to reduce overcrowding in hospitals and healthcare institutions, improve the lifestyle of people with chronic disease; promote patient self-management, and independence of patients. All of these can be promoted through connected health services. Current connected health technologies are transforming health care and empowering patients as they are assuming greater responsibility for their own healthcare decisions. This chapter presents connected health solutions to improve healthcare services in smart cities. The aim of the chapter is to present different types and applicationsof connected health services. It also aims to discuss standards related to health informatics. Examples of connected health applications to improve healthcare services for cardiology, obstetrics and blood donation are also presented. Moreover, this chapter presents requirements for sustainable connected health services to improve their large-scale adoption. These requirements are based on the main related software engineering standards, e-health technology standards, and literature and they cover the individual, social, environmental, and technical dimensions of sustainability.


Smart cities Health care Connected health Requirements Sustainability Mobile applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofia Ouhbi
    • 1
  • Ali Idri
    • 2
  • José Luis Fernández-Alemán
    • 3
  1. 1.FILUniversité Internationale de RabatRabatMorocco
  2. 2.Software Project Management Research Team, ENSIASUniversity Mohammed VRabatMorocco
  3. 3.Department of Informatics and SystemsUniversity of MurciaMurciaSpain

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