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Health Connected System

by Dina Khattab, Nahla AlJojo
Communications on Applied Electronics
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 3 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors: Dina Khattab, Nahla AlJojo

Dina Khattab, Nahla AlJojo . Health Connected System. Communications on Applied Electronics. 3, 2 ( October 2015), 34-44. DOI=10.5120/cae2015651885

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author = { Dina Khattab, Nahla AlJojo },
title = { Health Connected System },
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issue_date = { October 2015 },
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issn = { 2394-4714 },
pages = { 34-44 },
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Health Connected System (HCS) is a system connecting the governmental hospitals in Jeddah to one system; one database through a website to a portal giving access to patients’ full medical history. This means that hospitals associated with the system have access to any updates or additions to the patient's file by any doctor in any governmental hospital that the patient visits. The doctors, laboratory technicians, radiologists and pharmaceutical staff are all allowed to see the part that belongs to their respective profession enabling them to be fully aware of the patient's health condition without breaching the patient’s privacy. The goal of linking governmental hospitals is to provide a comprehensive medical history of a patient for the doctors and medical professionals working in the governmental hospitals; to create correct and complete diagnoses based on full awareness of the health status of the patient and the results of their analyses to cure the patient from diagnosed illnesses without any medical errors. The system states the hospitals the patient has visited, the treatments the patient has received as well as all the patient’s test results; enabling all future medical professionals the patient will see to be fully aware of their condition.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


medical history; patient; governmental hospitals; linked hospitals; complete medical record electronic health record in Saudi Arabia