An Intelligent Edge Computing Based Semantic Gateway for Healthcare Systems Interoperability and Collaboration

Tshiamo Sigwele, Yim Fun Hu, Muhammad Ali, Jiacheng Hou, Misfa Susanto, Helmy Fitriawan

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Abstract

The use of Information and Communications Technology (ICTs) in healthcare has the potential of minimizing medical errors, reducing healthcare cost and improving collaboration between healthcare systems which can dramatically improve the healthcare service quality. However interoperability within different healthcare systems (clinics/hospitals/pharmacies) remains an issue of further research due to a lack of collaboration and exchange of healthcare information. To solve this problem, cross healthcare system collaboration is required. This paper proposes a conceptual semantic based healthcare collaboration framework based on Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure that is able to offer a secure cross system information and knowledge exchange between different healthcare systems seamlessly that is readable by both machines and humans. In the proposed framework, an intelligent semantic gateway is introduced where a web application with restful Application Programming Interface (API) is used to expose the healthcare information of each system for collaboration. A case study that exposed the patient's data between two different healthcare systems was practically demonstrated where a pharmacist can access the patient's electronic prescription from the clinic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2018
EditorsMuhammad Younas, Jules Pagna Disso
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages370-376
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538675038
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event6th IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2018 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Aug 6 2018Aug 8 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2018

Conference

Conference6th IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2018
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period8/6/188/8/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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