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Developing an online patient appointment scheduling system based on web services architecture

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Currently, many healthcare providers in primary health care

    use computerized information systems to a certain extent.

    However, the problem of heterogeneous information sources

    has impeded the integration of health care information

    within primary health facilities. How to facilitate

    information sharing among the different healthcare

    providers has been recognized as a growing area of

    significant importance due to its role in enhancing patient

    centered, continuity of care. However, the design and

    implementation of integrated health information system is

    challenging due to the heterogeneity and autonomy of

    different clinical specialties and differences in ownership of

    clinical practice and resulting differences in information

    systems that they use. The emergence of the Web Services

    Technologies brings the opportunity to addressing the above

    challenges by using new set of technological solutions. This

    paper proposes an online patient appointment scheduling

    system based on the Web Services architecture. The analysis

    and implementation results show that the Web Services

    architecture provides an ideal design paradigm for the

    development of integrated health care information system in

    the primary care setting.

Authors


  •   Zhang, Xiaojun (external author)
  •   Yu, Ping
  •   Yan, Jun
  •   Hu, Hongxiang (external author)
  •   Goureia, Niraj (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Zhang, X., Yu, P., Yan, J., Hu, H. & Goureia, N. (2012). Developing an online patient appointment scheduling system based on web services architecture. APAMI-2012: 7th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics Conference (pp. 1-6).

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Abstract


  • Currently, many healthcare providers in primary health care

    use computerized information systems to a certain extent.

    However, the problem of heterogeneous information sources

    has impeded the integration of health care information

    within primary health facilities. How to facilitate

    information sharing among the different healthcare

    providers has been recognized as a growing area of

    significant importance due to its role in enhancing patient

    centered, continuity of care. However, the design and

    implementation of integrated health information system is

    challenging due to the heterogeneity and autonomy of

    different clinical specialties and differences in ownership of

    clinical practice and resulting differences in information

    systems that they use. The emergence of the Web Services

    Technologies brings the opportunity to addressing the above

    challenges by using new set of technological solutions. This

    paper proposes an online patient appointment scheduling

    system based on the Web Services architecture. The analysis

    and implementation results show that the Web Services

    architecture provides an ideal design paradigm for the

    development of integrated health care information system in

    the primary care setting.

Authors


  •   Zhang, Xiaojun (external author)
  •   Yu, Ping
  •   Yan, Jun
  •   Hu, Hongxiang (external author)
  •   Goureia, Niraj (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Zhang, X., Yu, P., Yan, J., Hu, H. & Goureia, N. (2012). Developing an online patient appointment scheduling system based on web services architecture. APAMI-2012: 7th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics Conference (pp. 1-6).

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/269

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