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Recent Patents on Biomedical Engineering (Discontinued)

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ISSN (Print): 2211-3320
ISSN (Online): 1874-7647

Recent Advances and Patents on Standardized Health Data Managing and Exchange

Author(s): Susanna Pivetti and Mauro Giacomini

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2011

Page: [84 - 93] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1874764711104020084

Price: $65

Abstract

The computerization of hospital systems has traditionally been incremental in manner, over the years, various computer systems have been linked together. Frequently, however, a hospital utilizes computer systems from multiple vendors. One reason is that various hardware and/or human systems are provided with their own computerized systems (e.g., an image processing workstation can have a specific imaging system). There is a gradual movement to integrate such systems, for example, by setting standards (DICOM, HL7) and by providing integrated systems that simultaneously replace several hospital systems. This review summarizes the available methods for exchanging medical records and surveys a range of patents that describe the latest advancements taking place in this area.

Keywords: EHR, PHR, medical informatics, semantic interoperability in healthcare, standards, healthcare information systems, interoperability in healthcare, Electronic health records, Personal health records, medical records

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