Peixoto H.,Centro Hospitalar Do Tamega E Sousa Epe |
Santos M.,University of Minho |
Abelha A.,University of Minho |
Machado J.,University of Minho
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2012
Healthcare systems have to be addressed in terms of a wide variety of heterogeneous, distributed and ubiquitous systems speaking different languages, integrating medical equipments and customized by different entities, which in turn were set by different people aiming at different goals. Demands of information within the healthcare sector range from clinically valuable patient-specific information to a variety of aggregation levels for follow-up and statistical and/or quantifiable reporting. The main goal is to gathering this information and present it in a readable way to physicians. In this work we show how to achieve interoperability in healthcare institutions using AIDA, an interoperability platform developed by researchers from the University of Minho and being used in some major Portuguese hospitals. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.