USING WEB SERVICES TO DYNAMICALLY EMBED MEDICAL CONTENT IN A CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

Martin Luethi

Abstract

This paper describes a prototype software application that makes use of Web services to retrieve medical content from an external Application Service Provider (ASP) service. The retrieved data is used by the system to dynamically generate user interface components within a user-customizable department information system and by clinicians to obtain results that will assist with medical decision-making. Medical forms are frequently built and rearranged by medical system administrators. From the perspective of clinical end users the content is seamlessly integrated and allows querying of dosages, interactions, and formulations using collected parameters such as age, weight, and physiological data. Whereas the use of standalone personal digital assistant (PDA) devices provides measurable benefits to clinicians, the feasibility of a seamless integration with user-customizable information systems has not been researched well. This paper describes one approach that could be taken to integrate such medical calculators with a web-based clinical information system. The solution described is not intended to represent functionality available in any actual or planned product.

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Luethi M. (2008). USING WEB SERVICES TO DYNAMICALLY EMBED MEDICAL CONTENT IN A CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 291-297. DOI: 10.5220/0001038102910297


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Martin Luethi},
title={USING WEB SERVICES TO DYNAMICALLY EMBED MEDICAL CONTENT IN A CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={291-297},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001038102910297},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - USING WEB SERVICES TO DYNAMICALLY EMBED MEDICAL CONTENT IN A CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Luethi M.
PY - 2008
SP - 291
EP - 297
DO - 10.5220/0001038102910297