Applying use cases to describe the role of standards in e-health information systems

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Chavez, E., Finnie, G., & Krishnan, P. (2011). Applying use cases to describe the role of standards in e-health information systems. In W. W. Song, S. Xu, C. Wan, Y. Zhong, W. Wojtkowski, G. Wojtkowski, H. Linger (Eds.), Information systems development: Asian experiences (pp. 67-76). New York, United States: Springer.

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Individual Health Records (IHP, s) contain a person’s lifetime records of their key health history and care within a health system [1]. This information cart bc processed and stored in different ways. The record should be available electroincally to authorized health care providers and the individual anywhere, anytime, to support high quality care. Many organizations provide a diversity of solutions for e-health and e-health services. Standards play an important role to enable these organizations to support information interchange and improve efficiency of health care delivery. However there are numerous standards to choose from and not all of them are accessible to the software developer. This paper proposes a framework to describe the e-health standards that crux be used by software engineers to implement e-health information systems.

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