Semantic Integration in Healthcare Networks

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Lenz R, Beyer M, Kuhn K
Titel Sammelwerk: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Verlag: IOS Press; 1999
Verlagsort: Amsterdam
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2005
Tagungsband: Proceedings MIE2005
Seitenbereich: 385-390
ISSN: 0926-9630


A seamless support of information flow for increasingly distributed healthcare processes requires to integrate heterogeneous IT systems into a comprehensive distributed information system. Different standards contribute to ease this integration. In a research project focussing on the development of a reference architecture for inter-institutional health information systems, we identified and categorised concurring integration standards by distinguishing between technical and semantic integration on the one hand, and data and functional integration on the other hand. In addition, standards for semantic integration are roughly categorised according to their scope. By placing standards into a corresponding matrix a "semantic gap" is revealed, which cannot be covered by standards as it contains volatile medical concepts. As a conclusion, it is recommended to conceptually consider the necessity of system evolution in systems architectures and also in future integration standards.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Lenz, Richard Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Informatik (Datenbanksysteme)

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Lenz, R., Beyer, M., & Kuhn, K. (2005). Semantic Integration in Healthcare Networks. In Proceedings MIE2005 (pp. 385-390). Geneva: Amsterdam: IOS Press; 1999.

Lenz, Richard, Mario Beyer, and Klaus Kuhn. "Semantic Integration in Healthcare Networks." Proceedings of the Connecting Medical Informatics and Bio-Informatics, Geneva Amsterdam: IOS Press; 1999, 2005. 385-390.


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