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Research Article

An Event-driven Health Service Bus

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261684,
        author={Despina Meridou and Andreas Kapsalis and Panagiotis Kasnesis and Charalampos Patrikakis and Iakovos Venieris and Dimitra-Theodora Kaklamani},
        title={An Event-driven Health Service Bus},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        keywords={health service bus; enterprise service bus; quad store; health and lifelogging data ontology},
  • Despina Meridou
    Andreas Kapsalis
    Panagiotis Kasnesis
    Charalampos Patrikakis
    Iakovos Venieris
    Dimitra-Theodora Kaklamani
    Year: 2015
    An Event-driven Health Service Bus
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261684
Despina Meridou1,*, Andreas Kapsalis1, Panagiotis Kasnesis1, Charalampos Patrikakis2, Iakovos Venieris1, Dimitra-Theodora Kaklamani1
  • 1: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA, Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15773, Athens, Greece
  • 2: Department of Electronics Engineering, TEI of Piraeus, Petrou Ralli & Thivon 250, 12244, Egaleo, Greece
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The enormous set of health and wellbeing data sources, as well as the diversity of the data, calls for an effective, time-aware integration paradigm that aids at the manipulation of the information by experts as a whole and not as individual pieces of knowledge. In this paper, we present the Health Service Bus, a service-based platform built on top of the Enterprise Service Bus architecture. Treating new information, either human-generated (e.g., doctors, dieticians, etc.) or device-generated (i.e., smart wristbands or connected scales) as events allows for in-time action and treatment. Platform interoperability is ensured both on service level, since any service irrespective of its specification can be plugged into the Health Service Bus seamlessly, and on data level, since health standards, such as HL7 FHIR and LOINC, are leveraged.