Title: Proposed technical architectural framework supporting heterogeneous applications in a hospital

Authors: Karim Zarour

Addresses: LIRE Laboratory, Faculty of New Technologies of Information and Communication, Department of Software Technologies and Information Systems, University Constantine2-Abdelhamid Mehri, Nouvelle ville Ali Mendjli BP67A, Constantine, Algeria

Abstract: Nowadays, hospital information systems (HISs) play a crucial role in helping medical staffs in accomplishing their daily tasks. In a hospital, actors with different profiles accomplish a variety of activities. In such a context, the processed information is variable in nature and large in quantity. The actors who may be distant, as inside, from the hospital are likely to use heterogeneous application systems. The shared data, which are exchanged in the form of records, require flexibility of access. This paper proposes a new architectural framework for an Algerian hospital system where heterogeneity of applications is involved. The proposed architecture comprises all necessary components for its well functioning.

Keywords: HIS; hospital information systems; shared medical records; heterogeneous applications; mobile communications; interoperability; hospitals; data sharing; Algeria; e-health; electronic healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2016.078740

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2016 Vol.9 No.1, pp.19 - 41

Received: 01 Dec 2015
Accepted: 20 May 2016

Published online: 30 Aug 2016 *

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