Applications of mobile agents in healthcare domain: a literature survey

Pallavi Bagga, Rahul Hans

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Mobile agent technology is emanating as a new paradigm in the area of distributed and mobile computing, and has been engaged in many areas from network management tasks to information management. It makes considerably simpler to model, implement, and maintain distributed systems, including sensor networks and cloud computing. It provides an infrastructure not only for executing autonomous agents but also migrating them between different computers. In the recent years, mobile agent paradigm has emerged as a viable approach for the evolution of autonomic systems in the healthcare domain. This paper reviews the applicability and usefulness of mobile agents in a wide
variety of healthcare applications such as medical data management, medical
information retrieval, health data integration, decision-making support, telemedicine, securing medical information and coordination of distinct medical activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-72
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Grid Distribution Computing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2015

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