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Title: Promoting ubiquity and interoperability among health information systems using an soa based architecture
Authors: Plácido, Gonçalo R.
Cunha, Carlos R.
Morais, Elisabete Paulo
Keywords: Health information
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: IBIMA Publishing
Citation: Plácido, Gonçalo; Cunha, Carlos R.; Morais, Elisabete Paulo (2012) - Promoting ubiquity and interoperability among health information systems using an soa based architecture. Journal of e-Health Management. ISSN 2165-9478. p. 1-14
Abstract: Health information systems are of extreme importance and they became an intrinsic part of the healthcare sector. However, in today’s molds and with the advent of the Internet and mobile devices, a paradigm shift, from the current isolated systems to interoperable distributed systems, that take advantage of ubiquitous computing, is needed. In critical situations, such as decision making in healthcare, it is necessary to have access to all of the patient’s information; for the information must be reliable and must be accessed in an easy and fast way. The present work proposes an architecture that aims to answer the needs of interoperability between heterogeneous health information systems and the need for ubiquity of medical information. A prototype was developed that tries to provide interoperability through a service-oriented architecture using web services. A mobile component was also developed to enable ubiquitous access to medical information. This work is based on the authors’ knowledge about the Portuguese National Health Service.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 2165-9478
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