Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Jaechang Nam MSC-2009:27, pp. 64. COM/School of Computing, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Jaechang Nam
Titel / Title: Component Reusability Analysis for Exchanging Electronic Health Records
Abstrakt Abstract:

As Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are growing, there have been ceaseless efforts to develop a National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII). One of the challenges in constructing a NHII is concerned with the management of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). In particular, exchanging EHRs is an important factor in establishing interoperability within a NHII, and the reusability of the functionality for exchanging EHRs is one of major solutions to construct an NHII. In this study, we obtain several component models, and conduct empirical studies to validate the component models in terms of component reusability.
Using HL7 CDA (Health Level 7 Clinical Document Architecture) as an EHR standard, we implemented three prototypes of the EHR Exchanger based on JavaBeans, the exogenous connectors and the mediator connector respectively. As shown in the experiment results, the reuse approach using a mediator connector leads to better component reusability in terms of external dependency, total coupling between objects (CBO), additional lines of codes (LOC), and performance. Thus, we believe that the reuse approach using a mediator connector yields many benefits in terms of component reusability for the EHR Exchanger implementation.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Computersystems
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Nyckelord / Keywords: Electronic Health Records (EHRs), component reuse approach, software component model, mediator connector

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i Datavetenskap/MSC in Computer science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/17/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Shahid Hussain, Prof. Rune Gustavsson
Examinator / Examiner: Dr. Gouhua Bai
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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