An Interoperable eHealth Reference Architecture for Primary Care

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    eHealth is still not widely used in primary care,
    because barriers still exist around integrated and interoperable
    technological infrastructures for eHealth. This paper describes
    the design of an interoperable eHealth reference architecture for
    primary care and its evaluation with experts. This reference
    architecture aims to facilitate IT specialists in setting up
    interoperable eHealth infrastructures within primary healthcare
    organizations. The design of the reference architecture was based
    on the results of 14 working sessions with 10 eHealth Small and
    Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and the theory behind the
    Refined eHealth European Interoperability Framework (ReEIF).
    The evaluation with experts revealed additional conditions that –
    next to the reference architecture – are needed before
    interoperable eHealth in primary care can actually be achieved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC)
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-6950-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6951-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event23rd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 2018 - Praiamar Natal Hotel & Convention, Natal , Brazil
    Duration: 25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018
    Conference number: 23


    Conference23rd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 2018
    Abbreviated titleICSS 2018
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    • Health information exchange (HIE)
    • IT health standards
    • Interoperability
    • Primary care
    • Reference architecture
    • Refined eHealth European Interoperability Framework (ReEIF)
    • eHealth

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