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JSW 2015 Vol.10(9): 1119-1126 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.9.1119-1126

A Prototype Mobile Application for Searching Specialized Medical Facilities in a Chosen Vicinity

Supasit Kajkamhaeng*, Komwit Surachat, Komkrit Kangrat, Jitpakan Limsakun
The Innovative Information Technology for Health Science and Society Research Unit, Information and Communication Technology Programme, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand.

Abstract—When people experience specific illness or disorder, they usually prefer to be treated by medical specialists. Although there are possibly many health facilities in a defined area, especially private clinics, it could be difficult to distinguish the main medical specialty the facilities offer. Furthermore, patients generally want to know the operating hours of the health service in order to help them decide and select appropriate facilities at their most convenient time, and also further information for them to learn of the exact location, the route to the site and other useful details. In this study, we propose a design and prototype of mobile application for searching health facilities depending on their specialized services. The application provides users with a list of health facilities in an area which offer well-trained medical specialists to heal specific symptoms. Users can also search for facilities that operate on days and times at their requirement. In addition, the application will show details of those chosen facilities, such as name, location, phone number, etc. that can also be rearranged by distance from a defined position. Moreover, the application navigates users to the selected facility using Google Maps API Web Services.

Index Terms—Healthcare application, query-based medical information system, mobile application.

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Cite: Supasit Kajkamhaeng, Komwit Surachat, Komkrit Kangrat, Jitpakan Limsakun, "A Prototype Mobile Application for Searching Specialized Medical Facilities in a Chosen Vicinity," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 1119-1126, 2015.

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ISSN: 1796-217X
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