eServices for Hospital Equipment

  • Merijn de Jonge
  • Wim van der Linden
  • Rik Willems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4749)

Abstract

In this paper we explore the idea that by combining different sources of information in a hospital environment, valuable e-services can be developed for reducing cost and improving quality of service.

Companies, like Philips Medical Systems, may have a competitive advantage, because they have a large installed base which may provide valuable information already, and because they can change their products to provide additional information.

To optimally benefit from this advantage, we created a platform that enables quick development of e-services. The platform enables uniform access to data, combines static with live data, and supports transparent composition of existing, into new services.

We discuss the requirements, design, and implementation of the platform, and we show its use in a case study that addresses asset management and utilization services for mobile medical equipment.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Merijn de Jonge
    • 1
  • Wim van der Linden
    • 1
  • Rik Willems
    • 2
  1. 1.Healthcare Systems Architecture, Philips ResearchThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Strategy and Innovation Management/Technical Infrastructure, Philips Corporate ITThe Netherlands

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