Bruno Alves, Michael Schumacher, Fabian Cretton


Interoperability has the potential to improve care processes and decrease costs of the healthcare system. The advent of enterprise ICT solutions to replace costly and error-prone paper-based records did not fully convince practitioners, and many still prefer traditional methods for their simplicity and relative security. The Medicoordination project, which integrates several partners in healthcare on a regional scale in French speaking Switzerland, aims at designing eHealth solutions to the problems highlighted by reluctant practitioners. In a derivative project and through a complementary approach to the IHE XDS IT Profile, we designed, implemented and deployed a prototype of a semantic registry/repository for storing medical electronic records. We present herein the design and specification for a generic, interoperable registry/repository based on the technical requirements of the Swiss Health strategy. Although this paper presents an overview of the whole architecture, the focus will be on the registry, a federated semantic RDF store, managing metadata about medical documents. Our goals are the urbanization of information systems through SOA and ensure a level of interoperability between different actors.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Alves B., Schumacher M. and Cretton F. (2010). A FEDERATED TRIPLE STORE ARCHITECTURE FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-06-5, pages 207-214. DOI: 10.5220/0002901102070214

in Bibtex Style

author={Bruno Alves and Michael Schumacher and Fabian Cretton},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
SN - 978-989-8425-06-5
AU - Alves B.
AU - Schumacher M.
AU - Cretton F.
PY - 2010
SP - 207
EP - 214
DO - 10.5220/0002901102070214