Energy Efficiency and Usability of Web-Based Personal Health Records

José Alberto García-Berná, Sofia Ouhbi, José Luis Fernández-Alemán, Juan Manuel Carrillo-de-Gea, Joaquín Nicolás

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Usability is a critical aspect in the adoption of e-health applications. However, its impact on energy consumption has not been thoroughly studied in e-health domain. The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between energy efficiency and usability in the context of personal health records (PHRs). A total of 5 web-based PHRs out of 19 were selected for this study and the energy consumption of these PHRs was assessed when performing 20 tasks. The results showed that the PHRs with best practices of usability consumed more energy than the others. Based on the findings of this study, recommendations for practitioners on how to trade-off between usability and energy efficiency were proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends and Innovations in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3, , WorldCIST 2020
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Hojjat Adeli, Luís Paulo Reis, Sandra Costanzo, Irena Orovic, Fernando Moreira
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030456962
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event8th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2020 - Budva, Montenegro
Duration: Apr 7 2020Apr 10 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1161 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference8th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2020


  • Energy efficiency
  • Green software
  • Personal health records
  • Software sustainability
  • Usability
  • e-health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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