Reliable services composition for mobile consumption in mHealth

Richard Kwadzo Lomotey, Ralph Deters

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The collaboration between mobile devices and other ICT tools for healthcare delivery is known as mHealth. In this paper, we propose a mHealth architecture that aids clinicians to access the Electronic Health Records (EHR) on their mobile devices. Since this is a mission critical system, there is the need to deal with challenges such as network loss and mobile device context management. Hence, following the Web services standard (i.e., REST and SOAP), we introduced mechanisms such as policy-based computational offloading between the mobile and the Health Information System (HIS). As a result, whenever the transactional workload on the mobile device increases, part of the transaction is offloaded to a cloud-hosted middleware. A policy is defined to determine which medical business processes require localization and only the transactional aspects that need no localization are offloaded. The approach aids the clinicians to have access to critical data and enforces business continuity even when there is intermittent connectivity loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES 2013
Pages182-186
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event5th International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES 2013 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration: Oct 28 2013Oct 31 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES 2013

Other

Other5th International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES 2013
CountryLuxembourg
CityLuxembourg
Period10/28/1310/31/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Ecological Modeling

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