Using P2P Technology to Achieve eHealth Interoperability

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Yang Guo, Yan Hu, Javed Afzal, Guohua Bai
Title: Using P2P Technology to Achieve eHealth Interoperability
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management
Year: 2011
Pagination: 722-726
Publisher: IEEE
City: Tian Jin, China
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: Abstract—eHealth is an emerging area that boosts up with
advancement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Due to variety of eHealth solutions developed by different IT firms with no unified standards, interoperability issue has raised. In this paper, a case study in Blekinge County healthcare organizations has been conducted for understanding the contexts of eHealth interoperability issues. Then a peer-to-peer (P2P) model based on JXTA platform is implemented to solve the identified eHealth interoperability problems. According to the test result of the prototype, the suggested syntactic level interoperability among healthcare organizations has been achieved.
Subject: Computer Science\Computersystems
Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Computer Science\Effects on Society
Keywords: eHealth; Interoperability; Peer-to-peer; JXTA