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Chyu M.-C.,Texas Tech University | Austin T.,Helicon Health Ltd. | Calisir F.,Technical University of Istanbul | Chanjaplammootil S.,Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center | And 38 more authors.
Journal of Healthcare Engineering | Year: 2015

Engineering has been playing an important role in serving and advancing healthcare. The term "Healthcare Engineering" has been used by professional societies, universities, scientific authors, and the healthcare industry for decades. However, the definition of "Healthcare Engineering" remains ambiguous. The purpose of this position paper is to present a definition of Healthcare Engineering as an academic discipline, an area of research, a field of specialty, and a profession. Healthcare Engineering is defined in terms of what it is, who performs it, where it is performed, and how it is performed, including its purpose, scope, topics, synergy, education/training, contributions, and prospects. Source

Austin T.,University College London | Sun S.,Helicon Health Ltd. | Lim Y.S.,University College London | Nguyen D.,Helicon Health Ltd. | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Healthcare Engineering | Year: 2015

This paper describes the implementation of an Electronic Healthcare Record server inside a PostgreSQL relational database without dependency on any further middleware infrastructure. The five-part international standard for communicating healthcare records (ISO EN 13606) is used as the information basis for the design of the server. We describe some of the features that this standard demands that are provided by the server, and other areas where assumptions about the durability of communications or the presence of middleware lead to a poor fit. Finally, we discuss the use of the server in two real-world scenarios including a commercial application. Source

Helicon Health Ltd | Date: 2013-09-09

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