Information integration platform for patient-centric healthcare services: design, prototype and dependability aspects
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Original versionTrinugroho, Y. B. D. (2014). Information integration platform for patient-centric healthcare services: design, prototype and dependability aspects. Future Internet, 6(1), 126-154. doi: 10.3390/fi6010126 10.3390/fi6010126
Technology innovations have pushed today’s healthcare sector to an unprecedented new level. Various portable and wearable medical and fitness devices are being sold in the consumer market to provide the self-empowerment of a healthier lifestyle to society. Many vendors provide additional cloud-based services for devices they manufacture, enabling the users to visualize, store and share the gathered information through the Internet. However, most of these services are integrated with the devices in a closed “silo” manner, where the devices can only be used with the provided services. To tackle this issue, an information integration platform (IIP) has been developed to support communications between devices and Internet-based services in an event-driven fashion by adopting service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles and a publish/subscribe messaging pattern. It follows the “Internet of Things” (IoT) idea of connecting everyday objects to various networks and to enable the dissemination of the gathered information to the global information space through the Internet. A patient-centric healthcare service environment is chosen as the target scenario for the deployment of the platform, as this is a domain where IoT can have a direct positive impact on quality of life enhancement. This paper describes the developed platform, with emphasis on dependability aspects, including availability, scalability and security.
Published version of an article in the journal: Future Internet. Also available from the publisher at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fi6010126 Open Access