A Secure Semantic Interoperability Infrastructure for Inter-Enterprise Sharing of Electronic Healthcare Records

Boniface, Mike
Watkins, E. Rowland
Saleh, Ahmed
Doğaç, Asuman
Eichelberg, Marco
Healthcare professionals need access to accurate and complete healthcare records for effective assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients. The non-interoperability of healthcare information systems means that inter-enterprise access to a patient's history over many distributed encounters is difficult to achieve. The ARTEMIS project has developed a secure semantic web service infrastructure for the interoperability of healthcare information systems. Healthcare professionals share services and medical information using a web service annotation and mediation environment based on functional and clinical semantics derived from healthcare standards. Healthcare professionals discover medical information about individuals using a patient identification protocol based on pseudonymous information. The management of care pathways and access to medical information is based on a well-defined business process allowing healthcare providers to negotiate collaboration and data access agreements within the context of strict legislative frameworks.


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Citation Formats
M. Boniface, E. R. Watkins, A. Saleh, A. Doğaç, and M. Eichelberg, “A Secure Semantic Interoperability Infrastructure for Inter-Enterprise Sharing of Electronic Healthcare Records,” 2006, vol. 120, p. 225, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/62990.