Vasiliki Mantzana, Konstantinos Koumaditis, Marinos Themistocleous


Healthcare systems seek to provide services of high quality and profound safety through Healthcare Information Systems (HIS). Despite the potential benefits of HIS and the significant efforts that have been made, it has been reported that healthcare systems have a low success rate. It has been reported that the lack of interoperability still affects the services provided to patients and citizens. In this paper we (a) propose a novel healthcare processes and services classification, (b) present the HIS challenges and (c) suggest a solution based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), which can increase the interoperability among systems and hence the quality of provided healthcare services.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Mantzana V., Koumaditis K. and Themistocleous M. (2011). HEALTHCARE IS INTEROPERABILITY - Challenges and Solutions . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 559-562. DOI: 10.5220/0003164505590562

in Bibtex Style

author={Vasiliki Mantzana and Konstantinos Koumaditis and Marinos Themistocleous},
title={HEALTHCARE IS INTEROPERABILITY - Challenges and Solutions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Mantzana V.
AU - Koumaditis K.
AU - Themistocleous M.
PY - 2011
SP - 559
EP - 562
DO - 10.5220/0003164505590562