An Advanced personal health record platform for patient empowerment

Postacı, Şenan
In recent years, many Personal Health Record (PHR) systems have been developed to retrieve patients’ Electonic Health Records (EHRs) from external sources. However, current PHRs can provide access to only a small number of EHR systems, since there are many di erent interfaces, data formats and medical terminologies among di erent systems. When this is the case, all these diversity yields high integration costs. Development of such systems is di cult and expensive because of the reasons such as accessing to evidence based medical information, utilization of social networks to share information, incorporation of available medical knowledge models, etc. Due to the technical diversity of external information systems, a developer of a PHR system faces a di cult integration process when he wants to integrate a new source or service. Integration of medical devices is also important and necessary in a PHR system. However, most of the medical device vendors use proprietary formats and protocols for communicating their devices with external systems; again, causing high integration e orts and costs. In this thesis, these problems and challenges are addressed by providing an on-line personal iv healthcare management platform, i.e. eSaglikKaydim which is built on top of a highly modular architecture and provides services based on worldwide standards. In this way, eSaglikKaydim platform can be integrated with any external health information service and medical device so that it maximizes the data variety retrieved from all kinds of external health data sources. The work presented in this thesis is part of the OSAmI project supported by European ITEA and funded by the TU¨ BI˙TAK TEYDEB Project No: 9080004.


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Ş. Postacı, “An Advanced personal health record platform for patient empowerment,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.