MEDIS – A WEB BASED HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM - Implementing Integrated Secure Electronic Health Record

Snezana Sucurovic

Abstract

In many countries there are initiatives for building an integrated patient-centric electronic health record. There are also initiatives for transnational integrations. These growing demands for integration result from the fact that it can provide improving healthcare treatments and reducing the cost of healthcare services. While in European highly developed countries computerisation in healthcare sector begun in the 70’s and reached a high level, some developing countries, and Serbia and Montenegro among them, have started computerisation recently. This is why MEDIS (MEDical Information System) is aimed at integration itself from the very beginning instead of integration of heterogeneous information systems on a middle layer or using HL7 protocol. MEDIS has been implemented as a federated system where the central server hosts basic EHCR information about a patient, and clinical servers contain their own part of patients’ EHCR. Clinical servers are connected to a central server through the Internet and the system can be accessed through a browser from a place that has an Internet connection. A user also has to have a public key certificate to be able to login. As health data are highly sensible, MEDIS implements solutions from recent years, such as Public Key Infrastructure and Privilege Management Infrastructure, SSL and Web Service security as well as pluggable, XML based access control policies.

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in Harvard Style

Sucurovic S. (2006). MEDIS – A WEB BASED HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM - Implementing Integrated Secure Electronic Health Record . In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-43-6, pages 160-164. DOI: 10.5220/0002444001600164


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis06,
author={Snezana Sucurovic},
title={MEDIS – A WEB BASED HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM - Implementing Integrated Secure Electronic Health Record},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2006},
pages={160-164},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002444001600164},
isbn={978-972-8865-43-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - MEDIS – A WEB BASED HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM - Implementing Integrated Secure Electronic Health Record
SN - 978-972-8865-43-6
AU - Sucurovic S.
PY - 2006
SP - 160
EP - 164
DO - 10.5220/0002444001600164