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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;235:501-505.

An Approach for the Support of Semantic Workflows in Electronic Health Records.

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eHealth Research and Innovation Unit, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria.


With the unprecedented increase of healthcare data, technologies need to be both, highly efficient for the meaningful utilization of accessible data and flexible to adapt to future challenges and individual preferences. The OntoHealth system makes use of semantic technologies to enable flexible and individual interaction with Electronic Health Records (EHR) for physicians. This is achieved by the execution of formally modelled clinical workflows and the composition of Semantic Web Services (SWS). Several seamless components provide a service-oriented structure defined by individual designed EHR-workflows. This work gives an overview of the planned architecture and its main components. The architecture constitutes the basis for the prototype implementation of all components. With its highly dynamic structure based on SWS, the architecture will be able to cope with both, the individual users' needs as well as the quick evolving healthcare domain.


Diabetes Mellitus; Electronic Health Records; Semantic Web Services; Service-oriented architectures; Workflow

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