Metamodelling for Healthcare Systems
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Rising costs, ageing populations and increased expectations are making the current healthcare systems in the developed world unsustainable. Information technology has the potential to support healthcare but its application has not nearly reached its full potential. Barriers include the distributed and localized nature of the services; continuous changes due to updates in the rules and guidelines; the complexity of the information; and the plethora of requirements placed on the systems by a network of stakeholders. Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) is an emerging and promising methodology for software systems, targeting challenges in software engineering relating to productivity, flexibility and reliability. MDSE is especially useful as a methodology for the development of healthcare systems having the abovementioned barriers in mind. The construction of a metamodelling hierarchy is at the core of many MDSE techniques, especially when new tools and modelling languages are created for the domain-experts.
To address these issues the 1st International Workshop on Metamodelling for Healthcare Systems (MMHS) will be held 22-25 September 2015 in Halifax, NS, Canada. The workshop is colocated with the 4th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH 2014).