Sms4dads – The Information Technology Architecture of an E health Application
Ongoing advances in web technologies has facilitated innovative opportunities for many traditional industry
sectors to move services into the virtual realm. e Health is one contemporary field that has come of age and continues to expand
due to the rapidly evolving information and communication web based technologies it is founded upon. It is increasingly
common to find systems integrating multimedia features, mobile and email messaging, customized user experiences and data
analytics into a single system that provides enhanced e Health services to an expanding global user base. Our research has
contributed a number of significant innovative solutions to this area. SMS4Dads, detailed in this paper, represents an eHealth
platform delivering support and mental health services to new fathers. Based on web technologies, SMS4Dads integrates
personalized messaging services, surveys and data analysis of results, multimedia self-help resources in addition to traditional
web site features. As part of the research, SMS4Dads included a Randomized Control Trial RCT stage preceded by the initial
pilot case study. To date, SMS4Dads has received overwhelming positive feedback from users, peers, industry, and the media.
It has formed the base architecture of a whole suite of follow on applications supporting a diversifying range of eHealth
Index Terms—eHealth, Mobile Architecture, Mood Tracker, Web Application, Web Technologies.