Electronic Health Record Application Support Service Enablers
AuthorNeofytou, Marios S.
Neokleous, Kleanthis C.
Constantinou, Ioannis P.
Antoniou, Zinonas C.
Schiza, Eirini C.
Pattichis, Constantinos S.
Schizas, Christos N.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
SourceProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
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There is a huge need for open source software solutions in the healthcare domain, given the flexibility, interoperability and resource savings characteristics they offer. In this context, this paper presents the development of three open source libraries - Specific Enablers (SEs) for eHealth applications that were developed under the European project titled 'Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research' (FI-STAR) funded under the 'Future Internet Public Private Partnership' (FI-PPP) program. The three SEs developed under the Electronic Health Record Application Support Service Enablers (EHR-EN) correspond to: a) an Electronic Health Record enabler (EHR SE), b) a patient summary enabler based on the EU project 'European patient Summary Open Source services' (epSOS SE) supporting patient mobility and the offering of interoperable services, and c) a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) enabler (PACS SE) based on the dcm4che open source system for the support of medical imaging functionality. The EHR SE follows the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) V2.0 and supports the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profiles (recently awarded in Connectathon 2015). These three FI-STAR platform enablers are designed to facilitate the deployment of innovative applications and value added services in the health care sector. They can be downloaded from the FI-STAR cataloque website. Work in progress focuses in the validation and evaluation scenarios for the proving and demonstration of the usability, applicability and adaptability of the proposed enablers. © 2015 IEEE.