Develop a requirements specification with a minimum of 20requirements. Define in very clear, detailed terms what your systemdoes. While your overview might describe a website as allowingusers to log in, a requirements document would take this down tomuch more detail. For example, “A user is allowed three loginattempts” or “customer information will be saved in a database forup to 10 years if no activity occurs on this account.” Moreimportantly, you will want requirements that define yourfunctionality, such as “a user can access their account balancethrough a summary page and a detailed account page.” You could thenhave follow-up requirements that explain what a summary anddetailed account page mean. Note that requirements might be nested:one could depend on a master requirement. Requirements should benumbered and ideally categorized (e.g., functional/nonfunctional,by interface, by purpose, etc.)

Parameters

  • Two to three pages (minimum), APA, 12-point font, doublespaced

Content

When dealing with a small to medium sized network of hospitalsand clinics you can quickly being to understand the importance ofhaving an established system in place to manage patient records andtheir associated healthcare data. In the current state of thealthcare systems you end up having small networks establishedwithin a metropolitan area. While this is great for the patients itdoes present several logistical and technological issues that haveto be addressed in order to provide the highest level of carepossible. It is up to the organizations to establish parameters andsystems in order to combat these issues.

           Some of the issues that we are looking to address with softwaresolutions is to allow physicians to have real time access topatient records regardless of what facility they are currentlyseeing patients. With the establishment of a network of hospitalsand clinics you are going to have several locations in whichpatients can be seen. With regards to this you are also going tohave several different locations in which physicians can seepatients as well. So, establishing a software package that allowsthe physicians and all other pertinent employees’ access to patientrecords is incredibly important.

           Allowing employed pharmacist, lab personnel, and nurses will helpto ensure that the patient is receiving a high level of care. Realtime access to patient records will also help to combatprescription medication abuse, the ordering of redundant testing,and most importantly this could lead to preventing illness or onthe far spectrum, death. What we are looking to establish with thissoftware is essentially an online portal that allows everyonewithin the scope of care, including the patient, to have access tothe associated records. It will be important to establishparameters that limit what information is available to whichpersonnel depending on the type of care being rendered.

Market need analysis: Before developing aproduct, we need to see what is required by the differentstakeholders involved in the process. The primary and secondarysurvey is very important to prevent marketing myopia. So, let’sassume currently the whole medical system is working onpaper-based. So, for a patient they need to have access to theirprevious medical data and currently it is in physical form. Itcreates problem like security, reliability, mobility andflexibility. For the health professional it is tiresome to filedata and generate reports. Also, for the doctors to prepareprescriptions and analyzing all the physical data is big problem.So, our proposal of an information system that will manage the datadigitally seems efficient that will meet the need of the differentstakeholders.

Competitors: There might be already productssimilar to our offering in the market. So, it is important to do aSWOT analysis to know about the different scenarios. Also, thedetails of the prices, features, and other details of thecompetitor’s product are important. The price should be acombination of cost-based or value-based pricing.

Constraints: The software needs to take care ofsecurity. How it handles error in input, validity of information isimportant. Also traditionally, the users might have used differentform of input and so this system can change the whole workflow inregards to information entry, operations and delivery. Theemployees might not know how to operate and can lead tostakeholders trying to adapt to the system.

Recommendation: The software should be flexiblefor the customer i.e. they should be able to use it in any platformmobile or PC. The validation of the information should be takencare by proper authorization channels. Also the format of the dataentry and display should be standard so that it is compatible withother applications and integrations that might happen in thefuture.

Proper training and user manual should be provided with thesystem to make the employees familiar with the system. Also thesystem should be flexible to meet the needs of different healthservices as there way of working might be slightly different.Customer executives should be ready to address any trouble of theusers. Also the scalability should be looked upon.

Stakeholder’s name

Objective

Possible conflicts

Criticality

How much time they can devote

Level of involvement

Impact on cost

Impact on functionality

Patient

To access personal health data

May provide biased or false information at times

High

Depends

High

Low

Medium

Health professional/Nurses

To file and manage patient’s health data and diagnostic

May make errors while feeding data to system

Medium

Full

Medium

Low

Medium

Doctor

To access, analyze patient’s data, suggest diagnostics , issueprescription etc.

May ignore certain symptoms thus making errors indiagnostics

High

Depends

High

High

High

Pharmacist

To access system to issue medicines as per prescription

May not understand prescription fully, thus leading to wrongissue of medicines

High

As and when require

Medium

High

High

Lab technician

To access patient’s health data, To feed results and details oflab tests etc.

May make errors while feeding data to system

Medium

Full

Medium

Low

Medium

Pathologist

To conduct and analyze lab tests, issue reports etc.

May ignore certain symptoms thus making errors indiagnostics

High

Depends

High

High

High