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The role of markup for enabling interoperability in health informatics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2015 (English)In: Frontiers in Physiology, ISSN 1664-042X, Vol. 6, 152Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

lnteroperability is the faculty of making information systems work together. In this paper we will distinguish a number of different forms that interoperability can take and show how they are realized on a variety of physiological and health care use cases. The last 15 years has seen the rise of very cheap digital storage both on and off site. With the advent of the Internet of Things people's expectations are for greater interconnectivity and seamless interoperability. The potential impact these technologies have on healthcare are dramatic: from improved diagnoses through immediate access to a patient's electronic health record, to in silico modeling of organs and early stage drug trials, to predictive medicine based on top-down modeling of disease progression and treatment. We will begin by looking at the underlying technology, classify the various kinds of interoperability that exist in the field, and discuss how they are realized. We conclude with a discussion on future possibilities that big data and further standardizations will enable.

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2015. Vol. 6, 152
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physiological modeling, XML, interoperability, execution environments, patient data
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-259211DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00152ISI: 000357589300001PubMedID: 26042043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-259211DiVA: diva2:843668
Available from: 2015-07-30 Created: 2015-07-29 Last updated: 2015-07-30Bibliographically approved

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