Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

PPEPR for Enterprise Healthcare Integration

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_16,
        author={Ronan Fox and Ratnesh Sahay and Manfred Hauswirth},
        title={PPEPR for Enterprise Healthcare Integration},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={HL7 SOA Web service Semantic and Interoperability solutions},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_16}
    }
    
  • Ronan Fox
    Ratnesh Sahay
    Manfred Hauswirth
    Year: 2012
    PPEPR for Enterprise Healthcare Integration
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_16
Ronan Fox1,*, Ratnesh Sahay1,*, Manfred Hauswirth1,*
  • 1: National University of Ireland
*Contact email: Ronan.Fox@deri.org, Ratnesh.Sahay@deri.org, Manfred.Hauswirth@deri.org

Abstract

PPEPR is software to connect healthcare enterprises. Healthcare is a complex domain and any integration system that connects healthcare enterprise applications must facilitate heterogeneous healthcare systems at all levels - data, services, processes, healthcare vendors, standards, legacy systems, and new information systems, all of which must interoperate to provide healthcare services. The lack of interoperability within healthcare standards (e.g. HL7) adds complexity to the interoperability initiatives. HL7’s user base has been growing since the early 2000s. There are many interoperability issues between the widely adopted HL7 v2 and its successor, HL7 v3, in terms of consistency, data/message modeling, precision, and useability. We have proposed an integration platform called PPEPR: (Plug and Play Electronic Patient Records) which is based on a semantic Service-oriented Architecture (sSOA). PPEPR connects HL7 (v2 & v3) compliant healthcare enterprises. Our main goal is to provide seamless integration between healthcare enterprises without imposing any constraint on existing or proposed EPRs.