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)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
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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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.