Accession Number:

ADA411561

Title:

Integration of Distributed Healthcare Information Systems: Application of CEN/TC251 ENV13606

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA (SPAIN)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Everyday, more and more, the healthcare sector requires the exchange of healthcare information between professionals from different disciplines and institutions. To support co-operative work among health professionals and institutions it is necessary to share healthcare information about patients in a meaningful way. But, nowadays, in most hospitals the heath data is distributed across several heterogeneous and autonomous information systems whose interconnection is difficult to achieve. Integration of such system may bring about many advantages such as consistent patient health records or interdepartmental workflows. In this paper, an overview of a computing system prototype, currently under development using CORBA and Java, is presented. It allows healthcare professionals to access patient information stored in heterogeneous autonomous information systems through a set of formal aggregates of health data based on the healthcare record architecture ENV136O6 from CENTC251.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE