SDLC Final Project

SDLC Final Project

SDLCFinal Project

JenniferMc Daniel, Julia Zhou, Sabrina Youngblood


November3, 2014


Patientmanagement system

Requirementsanalysis has taken a different approach in the modern society ascompared to the traditional setup where system analysts usedinterviewing, questionnaires and direct observation. However, JAD andprototyping are considered the most common methodologies ofrequirement determination these methodologies are developed andbased on the previous traditional methods (Reilly, 2014).

Determinationof requirements

Thepatient management system adopts a prototyping model in determinationof the necessary requirements that ought to be adopted in monitoringpatients. Prototyping means an exploration of ideas before investingin them. Prototyping allows system analysts to quickly andeffectively show users the basic requirements into a working versionof the desired information system. After testing and viewing theprototype, the users are able to fit the existing requirements to thenew ones. Choosing a requirements determination method requiresconsideration of the following factors information richness, timeperiod, expenses, confidentiality, involvement and potentialaudience. Prototyping is considered the best model in this casebecause it is easier to change and incorporate new aspects (Reilly,2014).

List ofconfirmed requirements

Themost crucial requirements that ought to be used in the patientmanagement system include specific needs considerations like thesoftware compatibility issues, processor speed and memory capacity ofthe system. All these aspects are very crucial in the new system. Thesystem shall have three important tiers of users who includepatients, health care professionals (doctors) and Health caremanagers. Those users in the patients tier depict the patients whoare treated in hospitals, their role in the system will encompassposting their conditions and giving necessary feedback on thetreatments they receive in hospitals. It is such information whichwill be used to monitor the overall progress of the patients.

Thesecond tier encompasses health care professionals like doctors andnurses who ought to keep an eye on the condition of their patients.Doctors will be required to update the condition of the patients, thekind of treatment given and the nature of illness exhibited by thepatients. This will go forth to be used as a basis for purchasingdrugs, enhancing immunization and monitoring epidemics that may arisein the region.

Thethird tier depicts management responsibilities. In this tier managersare required to come up with long term projections on the kind oftreatment that may be required in a given location. It is from allthe data in the system that policies ought to be made by respectivemanagers in the country.

Itis important to consider the fact that the interaction of the threetiers is an important aspect that will lead to success of the newsystem. The new system is mainly correlated to aid collection of datawhich is crucial in coming up with new policies in health careprovision in the society. This makes user friendliness a priority inthe design stages of the new system. Doctors, patients and managementmust be provided a segment in the system this will avoid redundancyleading to resource wastes. Another crucial aspect is the systemcompatibility to more recent software’s this will dictate thecapacity of the new system.

Projectprocess flowchart

Theproject process flowchart is segmented into two major phases:initiation and proposal phase and the project management phase. Bothof these phases are very crucial in monitoring and evaluating theoverall progress of the patient’s management system (Reilly, 2014).It is important to follow the processes as depicted in order toattain the required utilization of resources and time management.


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(Springhouse),13(8), 32-36. doi:10.1097/00006247-198208000-00009