Author(s): Hoda Hsony, Dina Rateb, Amr Rashad
This case study examines the effect of using Information Technology (IT) on a private medical tests laboratory by analyzing an existing Medical Test System to improve the patient’s experience and to create an online presence for the enterprise. A major concern was that the business faced fierce competition by a couple of well-established laboratories in the market. The purpose of this case study is to provide an opportunity for IS/IT Capstone graduation project students as well as students in a Systems Analysis and Design course to review a comprehensive realistic project that proceeds through the systems development life cycle and in which they apply almost everything they learnt in the IS/IT program such as Project Costing and Benefits, Scheduling, Project Planning and Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Data Modeling, Process Modeling, and System Design. Some of the essential textbooks that we use in teaching are listed in the references ((Elmasri & Navathe, 2011; George et al., 2006; Larman, 2004; Kendall et al., 2014; Riccardi, 2003; Sommerville, 2016). Based on the case synopsis, deliverables may be requested to include process and data modeling requirements and design artifacts (such as a use case diagram, a class diagram, detailed transaction scenarios, system architecture, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams as well as a database and an interface design). This may require 15-25 hours to complete if students work in groups of 2-3 in class or outside normal class time. The case study is of moderate difficulty and is designed for junior and senior students. Similar case studies were reported by Terry Fox in JIACS (2011 & 2017).