Medical Virtual Public Services
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest
affiliation not provided to SSRN
December 10, 2008
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Book Series)
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Business Process Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Application Integration, Web services, information technologies, virtual repository, database
JEL Classification: A12, A23, I18
Date posted: December 10, 2008