Towards Requirements for Telementoring Software

Andrius Budrionis
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Knut Magne Augestad
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Hiten RH Patel
Virtual Surgical Skills Simulation Centre, Institute of Cancer, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Johan Gustav Bellika
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway

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Ingår i: Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2012; October 2-3; Linköping; Sverige

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 70:5, s. 27-33

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Publicerad: 2012-09-28

ISBN: 978-91-7519-758-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The current situation in the domain of telementoring was analyzed in order to extract a basic set of guidelines and principles for building software for medical mentoring needs. The guidelines represent an initial attempt to define boundaries for the telementoring software in a globalizing health care system; where compatibility and flexibility questions come first into consideration. We employed a reverse requirements engineering technique; which resulted in definition of current guidelines for requirements looking from the implementation perspective. Moreover; interviews with potential users of the software (surgeons) enabled testing of initial requirements as well as appending some new domain specific features. The combination of reverse engineering and user interviews techniques allowed defining up to date boundaries for developing telementoring software.


Telementoring; guidelines; telestration


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