Title: A SOA approach to the implementation of an electronic medical record

Authors: D. Papakonstantinou, F. Malamateniou, G. Vassilacopoulos

Addresses: Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, 80, Karaoli Dimitriou Str., Piraeus 185 34, Greece. ' Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, 80, Karaoli Dimitriou Str., Piraeus 185 34, Greece. ' Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, 80, Karaoli Dimitriou Str., Piraeus 185 34, Greece

Abstract: The development of technology and the internet has created a revolution in the healthcare domain, with regard to the implementation of electronic medical records using web-based applications, such as web services, to support interoperability between heterogeneous systems, and provide healthcare service. The need for web services has led to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), in order to protect patients| needs. On these grounds, this paper focuses on the implementation of electronic medical record systems using web services, SOA and Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS); it also refers to SOA and BPEL4WS, discussing the reason for their use, and then assumes a process-oriented, service-oriented and web-based approach to integrate secure healthcare information systems.

Keywords: electronic medical records; SOA; service oriented architecture; BPEL; BPEL4WS; business process execution language; web services; security; electronic health records; e-healthcare; electronic healthcare; secure information systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2010.034626

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2010 Vol.3 No.3, pp.343 - 352

Available online: 13 Aug 2010 *

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