Enabling patient-centric telemedicine by extending national middleware technology

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  • Surayya Urazimbetova, Denmark
This progress report presents the emerging application domain, known as patientcentric telemedicine and the evolving national healthcare applications, in particular middleware and shared healthcare services. At the moment national healthcare services, that are named 'shared' services turn out to be employee-centric. National visions for healthcare and IT consider the delivery of shared services to all relevant healthcare users, which may improve remote care collaborations and save transportation time when relevant. Hence, the rst hypothesis was formulated as follows: It is possible to integrate patient-centric telemedicine to national healthcare applications by using existing middle- ware technologies and interfaces. The results of hypothesis investigations include paper publications and dissiminations in conferences: ECSCW 2011 [35], HEALTHINF 2012[31], and two papers in Med-e-Tel 2012[22, 9]. The answer to the above hypothesis, was discovered through an integration experiment. In short, the answer to wether integrability is possible is 'no'. On that the rst half of PhD is completed.
Now, to support integrability, based on the established knowledge from part one of PhD, we propose to design a single patient-centric interface and proof of concept implementations, by extracting operations and informations from employee centric shared services. Hence, the revised 'basic' hypothesis is: it is possible to integrate patient-centric telemedicine to national healthcare applications by extending existing middleware technologies and interfaces. We present a basic set of operations that the new interface should be able to support. That is, patient should be able to read his health information, and write his user-dened data (to begin with comments). As a generic write is not dened for all 'shared' national services, we contribute with a new idea. We propose titles for future articles and also point to other interesting research areas. We present methods and approaches used for investigating the evolving hypothesis and a work plan for the remaining half of PhD.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2012
PublisherDepartment of Computer Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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