Composition of the electronic health record: Mobile efficiency in mHealth

Richard Kwadzo Lomotey, Ralph Deters

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Abstract

Recently, there is growing research interest in the area of mHealth which aims at extending the Electronic Health Records (EHR) accessibility to the mobile node. This era facilitates real-time access to medical data which is also crucial for remote healthcare delivery. However, as reported in previous studies, supporting real-time access and services synchronization in highly distributed mobile environments can be challenging due to the presence of the following factors: 1) sporadic wireless disconnections, 2) fluctuating bandwidth, 3) variations in device features, and 4) battery life constraints. In this paper, we aim to enhance the medical data exchanges within the mHealth system efficiently through network adaptation. First, since the medical data is made of different web services (e.g., REST and SOAP), services composition mechanism is proposed that transforms all the web services to REST. Second, since the services processing can be intensive on the mobile, we proposed the process offloading to the cloud based on a policy that determines the availability of network bandwidth. The pilot testing of our work shows that the EHR can be accessed in real time and the system is also scalable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages146-153
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479927012
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event6th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2013 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Dec 16 2013Dec 18 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2013

Other

Other6th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2013
CountryUnited States
CityKauai, HI
Period12/16/1312/18/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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    Lomotey, R. K., & Deters, R. (2013). Composition of the electronic health record: Mobile efficiency in mHealth. In Proceedings - IEEE 6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2013 (pp. 146-153). [6717298] (Proceedings - IEEE 6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/SOCA.2013.18