The design of the HL7 RIM-based sharing components for Clinical Information Systems

Wei Yi Yang, Li Hui Lee, Hsiao Li Gien, Hsing Yi Chu, Yi Ting Chou, Der Ming Liou

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Abstract

The American Health Level Seven (HL7) Reference Information Model (RIM) consists of six back-bone classes that have different specialized attributes. Furthermore, for the purpose of enforcing the semantic expression, there are some specific mandatory vocabulary domains have been defined for representing the content values of some attributes. In the light of the fact that it is a duplicated effort on spending a lot of time and human cost to develop and modify Clinical Information Systems (CIS) for most hospitals due to the variety of workflows. This study attempts to design and develop sharing RIM-based components of the CIS for the different business processes. Therefore, the CIS contains data of a consistent format and type. The programmers can do transactions with the RIM-based clinical repository by the sharing RIM-based components. And when developing functions of the CIS, the sharing components also can be adopted in the system. These components not only satisfy physicians' needs in using a CIS but also reduce the time of developing new components of a system. All in all, this study provides a new viewpoint that integrating the data and functions with the business processes, it is an easy and flexible approach to build a new CIS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-995
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume39
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • HL7
  • Process management
  • Reference Information Model (RIM)
  • Web service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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