Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 3063–3075 | Cite as

A Generative Tool for Building Health Applications Driven by ISO 13606 Archetypes

  • Marcos Menárguez-Tortosa
  • Catalina Martínez-Costa
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-BreisEmail author
Original Paper


The use of Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) standards in the development of healthcare applications is crucial for achieving the semantic interoperability of clinical information. Advanced EHR standards make use of the dual model architecture, which provides a solution for clinical interoperability based on the separation of the information and knowledge. However, the impact of such standards is biased by the limited availability of tools that facilitate their usage and practical implementation. In this paper, we present an approach for the automatic generation of clinical applications for the ISO 13606 EHR standard, which is based on the dual model architecture. This generator has been generically designed, so it can be easily adapted to other dual model standards and can generate applications for multiple technological platforms. Such good properties are based on the combination of standards for the representation of generic user interfaces and model-driven engineering techniques.


Archetypes ISO 13606 Medical systems Automatic generation of applications 



This work has been possible thanks to the Spanish Ministry for Science and Education through grant TIN2010-21388-C02-02.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcos Menárguez-Tortosa
    • 1
  • Catalina Martínez-Costa
    • 1
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad de MurciaMurciaSpain

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