2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

A model for controlling data flow in distributed healthcare environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2572,
        author={Jatinder Singh and Luis Vargas and Jean Bacon},
        title={A model for controlling data flow in distributed healthcare environments},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2008},
        month={7},
        keywords={Centralized control Collaboration Environmental management Hospitals Laboratories Medical services  Middleware Organizational aspects Protection Publish-subscribe},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2572}
    }
    
  • Jatinder Singh
    Luis Vargas
    Jean Bacon
    Year: 2008
    A model for controlling data flow in distributed healthcare environments
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2572
Jatinder Singh1,*, Luis Vargas1,*, Jean Bacon1,*
  • 1: Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
*Contact email: Jatinder.Singh@cl.cam.ac.uk, Luis.Vargas@cl.cam.ac.uk, Jean.Bacon@cl.cam.ac.uk

Abstract

Parties providing health services must have access to relevant patient data. Data sharing is common, as healthcare environments involve the collaboration of care providers, often across organisational structures. Whilst data availability is crucial to the care process, the confidential nature of medical information means that data must also be protected. To assist in the new data management concerns of distributed health systems, this paper introduces a model, built upon publish-subscribe mechanisms, for controlling the flow of data in a multi-domain homecare environment.