Ten Years of eHealth Discussions on Stack Overflow

Pedro Oliveira, Evilasio Costa Junior, Rossana Andrade, Ismayle Santos, Pedro Neto

2022

Abstract

Over the past decade, we have seen growth in the usage of technologies in health. However, few papers are addressing the perspective reported by practitioners during the development of healthcare solutions. This perspective is relevant to identifying the most used strategies in this area and what challenges persist. Thus, this work analyzed eHealth discussions from Stack Overflow (SO) to understand the eHealth developers’ behavior. Using a KDD-based process, we got and processed 6,082 eHealth questions. The most discussed topics include manipulating medical images, electronic health records with the HL7 standard, and frameworks to support mobile health (mHealth) development. Concerning the challenges faced by these developers, there is a lack of understanding about the DICOM and HL7 standards, the absence of data repositories for testing, and the monitoring of health data in the background using mobile and wearable devices. Our results also indicate that discussions have grown mainly on mHealth, primarily due to monitoring health data through wearables.

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in Harvard Style

Oliveira P., Costa Junior E., Andrade R., Santos I. and Neto P. (2022). Ten Years of eHealth Discussions on Stack Overflow. In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-552-4, pages 45-56. DOI: 10.5220/0010801000003123


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf22,
author={Pedro Oliveira and Evilasio Costa Junior and Rossana Andrade and Ismayle Santos and Pedro Neto},
title={Ten Years of eHealth Discussions on Stack Overflow},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,},
year={2022},
pages={45-56},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010801000003123},
isbn={978-989-758-552-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,
TI - Ten Years of eHealth Discussions on Stack Overflow
SN - 978-989-758-552-4
AU - Oliveira P.
AU - Costa Junior E.
AU - Andrade R.
AU - Santos I.
AU - Neto P.
PY - 2022
SP - 45
EP - 56
DO - 10.5220/0010801000003123