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A Novel Web-enabled Healthcare Solution on HealthVault System

Liao, L. L. ; Chen, M. ; Rodrigues, J. R. ; Lai, X. L. ; Vuong, S. V.

Journal of Medical Systems Vol. 36, Nº 3, pp. 1095 - 1105, June, 2012.

ISSN (print): 0148-5598
ISSN (online): 1573-689X

Journal Impact Factor: 2,213 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/s10916-010-9572-2

Complicated Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems have created problems in systems regarding an easy implementation and interoperability for a Web-enabled Health- care Solution, which is normally provided by an independent healthcare giver with limited IT knowledge and interests. An EMR system with well-designed and user-friendly interface, such as Microsoft HealthVault System used as the back-end platform of a Web-enabled healthcare application will be an approach to deal with these problems. This paper analyzes the patient oriented Web-enabled healthcare service application as the new trend to delivery healthcare from hospital/clinic-centric to patient-centric, the current e-healthcare applications, and the main backend EMR systems. Then, we present a novel web- enabled healthcare solution based on Microsoft HealthVault EMR system to meet customers’ needs, such as, low total cost, easily development and maintenance, and good interoperability. A sample system is given to show how the solution can be fulfilled, evaluated, and validated. We expect that this paper will provide a deep understanding of the available EMR systems, leading to insights for new solutions and approaches driven to next generation EMR systems.