SOA Designed Health Care System for Taiwan Government

SOA Designed Health Care System for Taiwan Government

Jun-Bin Shi (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan), Shu-Fen Yang (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan) and Tsung-Jen Huang (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1740-7.ch032
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SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) is gaining popularity in becoming the mainstream in corporate integrated applications in recent years. However, at the early stage of proposal for SOA, due to the lack of a completion in relevant standards and infrastructure, corporations still need to evaluate the effect and risks involved in investment for SOA. For this reason, the introduction for SOA among corporations becomes relatively conservative. In contrast to the conservation projected by corporations at the initial stage, the government agents took position in promoting SOA and developing e-Government, who were the forerunners first committed in the integration of SOA applications.
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The Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) also committed in service-oriented architecture related promotion and research at the initial stage of SOA development, which mainly takes responsibility in service platform related to the Department of Health from the e-Government service platform, with emphasis on the establishment of SOA service system regarding medical information and health care. Additionally, due to the security issue for SOA is regarded as the critical module in whether if the service platform is able to be successfully introduced, it is therefore used as evaluation reference for corporations in the introduction of SOA. Consequently, the institution also emphasize on studies related to SOA security issues. The paper is divided into three major sections, introducing the promotion and research on SOA related applications from the ICL.

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