Sustainability requirements for connected health applications

Sofia Ouhbi, José Luis Fernández-Alemán, Ambrosio Toval, José Rivera Pozo, Ali Idri

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Connected health applications are efficient tools to improve health care services. The aim of this paper is to define a reusable requirements repository (catalog) for sustainable connected health applications based on the main related software engineering standards, e-health technology standards, and literature. The catalog contains requirements which cover the individual, social, environmental, and technical dimensions of sustainability. The requirements presented in this paper can be very useful to connected health application stakeholders and can be adapted to specific m-health applications. Moreover, the requirements catalog can be used to generate a checklist of requirements to evaluate and audit connected health applications. An application example is presented to show that the evaluation of connected health applications using the generated checklist is realistic.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1922
JournalJournal of software: Evolution and Process
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • apps
  • catalog
  • connected health
  • requirements
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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