International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 9 (2019) No. 1, List of accepted papers. , DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.9.1.7764

Requirements Engineering (RE) Process for the Adaptation of Hospital Information System (HIS)

Sofianiza Abd Malik, Azlin Nordin, Reem Nasser Al-Ehaidib


Requirements Engineering (RE) process is an initial stage for any software development process. In this research, we adopted the RE process into a system adaptation software project for a Hospital Information System (HIS).  Instead of developing from scratch, the adaptation of an existing system enables a working system to be configured into use in a similar situation in another organization, or use it in a different organization in a different geographical area. Nonetheless. the approach of systems adaptation has its own issues and challenges. This research considers investigating culture-specific behaviour when adapting a system to another environment. The research is motivated by the challenges faced by real-life cases of implementation of a HIS developed in South Korea at one of Saudi Arabian hospital. The outcome of the research is validated through evaluation of academic experts and feedback from a request tracking system. The contribution of the research outcome provides an insight to facilitate the HIS adaptation into Saudi Arabia HIS, and could also be used as a reference for any adaptation process to suit the needs of the stakeholders in similar application domains.


Hospital Information System (HIS) adaptation; system adaptation; Requirements engineering.

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