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Title: Rapid mHealth - a mobile healthcare application development framework

Authors: Senthil Kumaresan; Satya Sai Srinivas; Anutosh Maitra; Nataraj Kuntagod

Addresses: Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture, Divyasree Technology Park, Kundallahalli, 560037, Bangalore, India ' Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture, Divyasree Technology Park, Kundallahalli, 560037, Bangalore, India ' Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture, Divyasree Technology Park, Kundallahalli, 560037, Bangalore, India ' Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture, Divyasree Technology Park, Kundallahalli, 560037, Bangalore, India

Abstract: A new philosophy and architecture of rapid mobile healthcare application development is presented here. Many monolith applications developed on the Lambda architecture had been successful earlier, but of late, this architecture is found inadequate when deployed for different stakeholders. Today's healthcare applications handle large volume of streaming data obtained from dispersed devices. The architecture is to support multiple use cases as the business models are evolving and the products have to be malleable enough to support different functions. This paper describes a working architecture on which mobile healthcare applications can be rapidly built through ingestion and processing of voluminous streaming data. The use of micro-services keeps this architecture flexible. On the client side, application platform as a service (APaaS) frameworks are employed to assist quick development and validation of solutions. Findings from some successfully deployed mobile healthcare applications based on this architecture are also discussed.

Keywords: mobile healthcare; m-health; prototype; microservices; application platform as a service; APaaS; internet of things; IoT; healthcare applications; healthcare apps; streaming data; healthcare services; healthcare technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMCP.2017.082109

International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices, 2017 Vol.2 No.1, pp.42 - 62

Available online: 07 Feb 2017 *

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