Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems: Standards, Management, and Technology

Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems: Standards, Management, and Technology

Miguel Ángel Sicilia (University of Alcala, Spain) and Pablo Balazote (Hospital de Fuenlabrada, Spain)
Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 318
ISBN13: 9781466630000|ISBN10: 1466630000|EISBN13: 9781466630017|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3000-0


Although the standards in electronic health records and general healthcare services continue to evolve, many organizations push to connect interoperability with public service and basic citizenship rights. This poses significant technical and organizational challenges that are the focus of many research and standardization efforts.

Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems: Standards, Management and Technology provides a comprehensive collection on the overview of electronic health records and health services interoperability and the different aspects representing its outlook in a framework that is useful for practitioners, researchers, and decision-makers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • EHR & HS Interoperability
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Models and Techniques for Introduction
  • Policy and Funding Models
  • Policy and Management Issues
  • Standards and Specifications

Reviews and Testimonials

Containing 10 chapters by European and Canadian scholars of information and computer science, this volume considers interoperability in healthcare and the issues involved in sharing information across organizations, administrative domains, or countries. Chapters address healthcare delivery and interoperability from a multi-tiered perspective; the elements needed to implement a model of electronic health records based on a standard, open architecture; a software framework for interoperability in health information systems that uses the concept of clinical archetype as the central data mode; methods and tools for the representation and transformation of clinical archetypes; and the automatic generation of standardized applications.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Miguel-Ángel Sicilia
Chapter 1
Craig Kuziemsky
The current healthcare delivery paradigm is defined by integrative care delivery across disparate providers and services. Therefore the ability to... Sample PDF
A Multi-Tiered Perspective on Healthcare Interoperability
Chapter 2
Mário Macedo, Pedro Isaías
The standardization of clinical data represents a major step in the development of information and organizational knowledge of health services. The... Sample PDF
Standards Related to Interoperability in EHR & HS
Chapter 3
José Alberto Maldonado, Diego Boscá, David Moner, Montserrat Robles
Normalization of data is a prerequisite to achieve semantic interoperability in any domain. This is even more important in the healthcare sector due... Sample PDF
LinkEHR: A Platform for the Normalization of Legacy Clinical Data Based on Archetypes
Chapter 4
Catalina Martínez-Costa, Marcos Menárguez-Tortosa, Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
The semantic interoperability of electronic healthcare record systems is a major issue given that it would increase the quality of healthcare and... Sample PDF
Interoperability of EHR Systems Based on Semantic Representation and Transformation Models
Chapter 5
Leonardo Lezcano
This chapter presents an approach to translate definitions expressed in openEHR Archetype Definition Language (ADL) to a formal representation using... Sample PDF
On the Integration of Clinical Archetypes with Ontologies and Rules
Chapter 6
Ratnesh Sahay, Antoine Zimmermann, Ronan Fox, Axel Polleres, Manfred Hauswirth
Semantic interoperability facilitates Health Care and Life Sciences (HCLS) systems in connecting stakeholders at various levels as well as ensuring... Sample PDF
A Formal Investigation of Semantic Interoperability of HCLS Systems
Chapter 7
Nikolaos Preve
A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) can be deployed to monitor the health of patients suffering from critical diseases. A wireless network consisting of... Sample PDF
Sensor Grid Enhancement with Data Management System for Ubiquitous Healthcare Computing
Chapter 8
Vassiliki Koufi, Flora Malamateniou, George Vassilacopoulos
Healthcare is an increasingly collaborative enterprise involving many individuals and organizations that coordinate their efforts toward promoting... Sample PDF
Using Agent and Workflow Technologies for the Implementation of Interoperable Healthcare Information Systems
Chapter 9
Alessio Carenini, Davide Cerri, Reto Krummenacher, Elena Simperl
Healthcare services are naturally distributed, both from a geographical and an organisational point of view; they include various national and local... Sample PDF
Enabling Interoperability of Patient Summaries across Europe with Triplespaces
Chapter 10
Leonardo Lezcano, Miguel-Ángel Sicilia, Eydel Rivero
Achieving semantic interoperability between heterogeneous healthcare systems and integrating clinical guidelines in the automatic decision support... Sample PDF
Semantic Integration of Patient Data for Clinical Decision Support in Breast Cancer Care
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Miguel-Angel Sicilia was born in Madrid, Spain in 1973. He got a five-year degree in Computer Science from the Pontifical University of Salamanca (at the Madrid Campus) in 1996. He worked at the same university as lecturer for some time, and he also worked for several companies in the IT sector until he joined Carlos III University as assistant professor. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carlos III University in 2003. He then moved to the University of Alcalá, where he is currently associate professor. From 2001, he has been a virtual tutor of the Open University of Catalonia. In 2008, he obtained a postgraduate degree on Bioinformatics from the same university.