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Author Urovi, Visara ♦ Fornara, Nicoletta ♦ Olivieri, Alex C. ♦ Bromuri, Stefano ♦ Schumacher, Michael I.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Document exchange ♦ Coordination ♦ Owl ♦ Tucson ♦ Ihe ♦ Semantic interoperability ♦ Ehr
Abstract This paper presents a semantic agent coordination framework for the automatic exchange of Electronic Health Records (EHR). The framework enables health organizations that comply with the existing interoperability standards, as proposed by the Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), to dynamically connect in a P2P network. A set of autonomous agents and a set of distributed coordination rules are used to coordinate the agents in the search of specific health records. The framework models the interactions among the communities as a combination of the tuple centre agent communication model with the publish-subscribe paradigm and semantic web technologies. In order to illustrate the scalability of our approach, we evaluate the proposed solution in distributed settings. The contribution of this work is that it proposes the coordination mechanisms for IHE compliant communities to dynamically connect and share EHR of patients.
Description Affiliation: Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland (Fornara, Nicoletta) || University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre (Urovi, Visara; Olivieri, Alex C.; Bromuri, Stefano; Schumacher, Michael I.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-06-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGAPP Applied Computing Review (SIAP)
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 3
Page Count 12
Starting Page 38
Ending Page 49


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Source: ACM Digital Library