Challenges in Developing Software for the Swedish Healthcare Sector

Bilal Maqbool, Sebastian Herold

Abstract

Context: High-quality software is essential to the progressing digitalisation of the Swedish healthcare sector. Developing software with the desired high quality is far from trivial due to the sophisticated requirements of the domain. Problem: Studies on healthcare digitalisation challenges in Sweden and other countries, however, largely focus on the perceptions of healthcare professionals and patients and less on opinions of IT professionals. Method: In this exploratory study, we conducted semi-structured interviews with nine IT professionals about observed challenges in developing software for the Swedish healthcare sector. A qualitative analysis was performed to identify common themes. Results: We identified the prevalent challenges to be related to data integrity, privacy and security, rules and regulations, engineering usability, and software testing. Conclusion: The results suggest that further research is required regarding agile methods, efficient requirement engineering, and testing in eHealth as well as in privacy and usability engineering.

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in Harvard Style

Maqbool B. and Herold S. (2021). Challenges in Developing Software for the Swedish Healthcare Sector.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 175-187. DOI: 10.5220/0010248901750187


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf21,
author={Bilal Maqbool and Sebastian Herold},
title={Challenges in Developing Software for the Swedish Healthcare Sector},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2021},
pages={175-187},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010248901750187},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - Challenges in Developing Software for the Swedish Healthcare Sector
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Maqbool B.
AU - Herold S.
PY - 2021
SP - 175
EP - 187
DO - 10.5220/0010248901750187