Title

Towards a healthcare interoperability framework based on medical business artifacts, social networks, and communities of healthcare professionals

Source of Publication

Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies

Abstract

This chapter looks into the challenges facing healthcare Information Systems interoperability from a technological perspective and how to address some of these challenges using three concepts, namely medical artifacts, social networks, and communities. Medical artifacts represent chunks of information that healthcare practitioners act upon and exchange as part of their daily activities. Social networks reflect interactions occurring between these practitioners when performing joint activities. Finally, communities illustrate pockets of expertise capable of collaborating with respect to pre-defined protocols. © 2012, IGI Global.

Document Type

Article

ISBN

9781466601468

Publisher

IGI Global

First Page

754

Last Page

767

Publication Date

12-1-2012

DOI

10.4018/978-1-4666-0146-8.ch034

Scopus ID

84899328477

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