Distributed Agent Based Interoperable Virtual EMR System for Healthcare System Integration

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Yang, Xuebing and Miao, Yuan (2011) Distributed Agent Based Interoperable Virtual EMR System for Healthcare System Integration. Journal of Medical Systems, 35 (3). pp. 309-319. ISSN 0148-5598


One of the major problems in health care system integration is the formidable cost of mediating between myriad vendors and policy makers for updating existing heterogeneous systems to support a great variety of standards or interfaces. To provide cost-effective healthcare system integration solution, this paper presents a Graphical User Interface state model (GUISM) for automatically exchanging information with existing healthcare software through their GUIs with no modifications needed to them. This can save the huge cost of upgrading, testing and redeploying the existing systems. By using the GUISM model, distributed agents are deployed to the client computers interacting with the local electronic medical system (EMR) for communicating with other EMR systems. The whole system is called virtual EMR system and each client in this system can request needed patient healthcare information without knowing the actual location of the data.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4716
DOI 10.1007/s10916-009-9367-5
Official URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10916-...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords ResPubID18615, healthcare system integration, virtual EMR, software agent, graphic user interface
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