Stakeholder Identification and Use Case Representation for Internet-of-Things Applications in Healthcare

Nancy L. Laplante, Phillip A. Laplante, Jeffrey M. Voas

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We describe the initial process of eliciting requirements for an Internet-of-things (IoT) application involving a hospital emergency room. First, we discuss the process of modeling IoT systems through rich pictures and use cases. Then, we demonstrate how these can be used to model emergency room systems. Then, we create use case models for a particular situation - a patient potentially suffering from a myocardial infarction. Finally, we discuss generalization of the specific case to a broader hospital wide system. We believe that such an approach can lead to increased efficiency, increased safety, and better tracking of people, equipment, and supplies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1597
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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