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Medical Virtual Public Services

10 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2008  

Manole Velicanu

Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest

Iulia Surugiu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 10, 2008


The healthcare enterprises are very disconnected. This paper intends to propose a solution that will provide citizens, businesses and medical enterprises with improved access to medical virtual public services. Referred medical services are based on existing national medical Web services and which support medically required services provided by physicians and supplementary health care practitioners, laboratory services and diagnostic procedures, clinics and hospitals' services. Requirements and specific rules of these medical services are considered, and personalization of user preferences will to be supported.

The architecture is based on adaptable process management technologies, allowing for virtual services which are dynamically combined from existing national medical services. In this way, a comprehensive workflow process is set up, allowing for service-level agreements, an audit trail and explanation of the process to the end user. The process engine operates on top of a virtual repository, providing a high-level semantic view of information retrieved from heterogeneous information sources, such as national sources of medical services.

The system relies on a security framework to ensure all high-level security requirements are met. System's architecture is business oriented: it focuses on Service Oriented Architecture - SOA concepts, asynchronously combining Web services, Business Process Management - BPM rules and BPEL standards.

Keywords: Business Process Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Application Integration, Web services, information technologies, virtual repository, database

JEL Classification: A12, A23, I18

Suggested Citation

Velicanu, Manole and Surugiu, Iulia, Medical Virtual Public Services (December 10, 2008). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Book Series). Available at SSRN: or

Manole Velicanu (Contact Author)

Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest ( email )


Iulia Surugiu

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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