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Design and implementation of a federated health record server

Kalra, D; Austin, A; O'Connor, A; Lloyd, D; Patterson, D; Ingram, D; (2001) Design and implementation of a federated health record server. In: (Proceedings) Towards an Electronic Health Record Europe 2001. (pp. 1 - 13). Medical Records Institute: Boston. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper describes the practical implementation of a federated health record serverbased on a generic and comprehensive public domain architecture and deployed in alive clinical setting.The authors, working at the Centre for Health Informatics and MultiprofessionalEducation (University College London), have built up over a decade of experiencewithin Europe on the requirements and information models that are needed to underpincomprehensive multi-professional electronic health records. This work has involvedcollaboration with a wide range of healthcare and informatics organisations and partnersin the healthcare computing industry across Europe though the EU Health Telematicsprojects GEHR, Synapses, EHCR-SupA, SynEx and Medicate. The resultingarchitecture models have influenced recent European standards in this area, such asCEN TC/251 ENV 13606. UCL has now designed and built a federated health recordserver based on these models which is now running in the Department ofCardiovascular Medicine at the Whittington Hospital in north London. A new EC FifthFramework project, 6WINIT, is enabling new and innovative IPv6 and wirelesstechnology solutions to be added to this work.The north London clinical demonstrator site has provided the solid basis from which toestablish "proof of concept" verification of the design approach, and a valuableopportunity to install, test and evaluate the results of the component engineeringundertaken during the EC funded projects.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Design and implementation of a federated health record server
Event:Towards an Electronic Health Record Europe 2001
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 25th Jan 2006
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME

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