Modular Architecture of Value-Added Applications for German Healthcare Telematics

Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) February 2013, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 3-16

15 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2014

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Sebastian Dünnebeil

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Helmut Krcmar

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Date Written: July 30, 2014

Abstract

Value-added applications of the Ger- man healthcare telematics aim at patient orientation as well as quality and efficiency improvements in the healthcare sector. Telematics services can be utilized in many ways, e.g., to guarantee security standards and interoperability. The electronic health card is merely one example. The design science oriented article presents the development and evaluation of a software architecture for value-added applications. In order to achieve better user acceptance, the architectural requirements were derived directly from the caregivers. The architecture is illustrated and evaluated by the example of electronic referral management. Typical functional units of medical processes are modeled in seven layers. The instantiation shows a structured application with high security standards which enables interoperability between heterogeneous existing systems and extensive control by physicians’ cooperatives. The architecture offers, for the first time in German healthcare, the opportunity to safely and reliably specify and develop a variety of value-added applications which can be provided via the telematics infrastructure.

Keywords: Electronic health card, Healthcare telematics, Value-added applications, Value-added services, Soft- ware architecture, Design research

Suggested Citation

Dünnebeil, Sebastian and Sunyaev, Ali and Leimeister, Jan Marco and Krcmar, Helmut, Modular Architecture of Value-Added Applications for German Healthcare Telematics (July 30, 2014). Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) February 2013, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 3-16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2474158

Sebastian Dünnebeil

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.isq.uni-koeln.de

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

Helmut Krcmar

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

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