A MOBILE APPLICATION ACCESSING PATIENTS’ HEALTH RECORDS THROUGH A REST API - How REST-Style Architecture can Help Speed up the Development of Mobile Health Care Applications

Francois Andry, Lin Wan, Daren Nicholson

Abstract

Mobile devices offer new ways for users to access health care data and services in a secure and user-friendly environment. These new applications must be easy to create, deploy, test and maintain, and they must rely on a scalable and easily integrated infrastructure. In this paper we present the motivations and technical choices for creating a REST API integrated with a mobile application (iPhone/iPad) that offer physicians, access to their patients’ health records via a community, regional or state Health Information Exchange (HIE). We describe the architecture of the system, including how we address security and privacy concerns, the REST API operations and HL7 subset data format used for lab results and observations. We also explain why the early use of unit tests and integration tests were essential to the success of the project.

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Andry F., Wan L. and Nicholson D. (2011). A MOBILE APPLICATION ACCESSING PATIENTS’ HEALTH RECORDS THROUGH A REST API - How REST-Style Architecture can Help Speed up the Development of Mobile Health Care Applications . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 27-32. DOI: 10.5220/0003129600270032


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf11,
author={Francois Andry and Lin Wan and Daren Nicholson},
title={A MOBILE APPLICATION ACCESSING PATIENTS’ HEALTH RECORDS THROUGH A REST API - How REST-Style Architecture can Help Speed up the Development of Mobile Health Care Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={27-32},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003129600270032},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - A MOBILE APPLICATION ACCESSING PATIENTS’ HEALTH RECORDS THROUGH A REST API - How REST-Style Architecture can Help Speed up the Development of Mobile Health Care Applications
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Andry F.
AU - Wan L.
AU - Nicholson D.
PY - 2011
SP - 27
EP - 32
DO - 10.5220/0003129600270032