An agent-based alert distribution system for intelligent healthcare monitoring

Akçay, Buğrahan
With the high-level developments in the information technologies, there is a big movement in the e-health area both to give better healthcare services and to reduce cost. Monitoring the patients from their home location is one of the important branches of e-health with the aging societies. In this work, an agentbased alert system is introduced which analyzes the alert message requests and sends the alert messages within the appropriate structure and communication channel to the related healthcare user. A guideline execution system produces the alert requests based on sensor data and informs the alert agents. A multi-agent platform is developed which proactively sends the alert messages on behalf of the system with acknowledgement and message routing abilities. The multi-agent platform has patient alert agents for each patient in the system. A rule engine is cooperated with agents for the analysis of the alert message requests to bind these requests with the healthcare user specifications. E-mail messaging, SMS and MSN Instant messaging are used to reach the healthcare users. Additionally, web-based user interfaces are developed for healthcare users to manage the alert system for intelligent healthcare monitoring by specifying alert message receiving rules, personal and contact information, and some more additional options. The work presented in this thesis is realized as a part of the SAPHIRE project funded by the European Commission.


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Citation Formats
B. Akçay, “An agent-based alert distribution system for intelligent healthcare monitoring,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.