Towards Interoperability for Telemedicine Systems

  • Lamprini Kolovou
  • Evy Karavatselou
  • Dimitrios Lymberopoulos
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 55)


The analysis, the modeling and the implementation of an intermediate system for facing the syntactic interoperability problem within an e-health domain for telemedicine applications and related medical information systems is the target of this work. The proposed architecture provides a unique service for interoperability utilizing distributed functional entities and specially structured messages. It facilitates different medical information systems and telemedicine application to visibly handle real world events and information, without any interference in the basic structure of these systems. The performance of the proposed system has been tested using special mechanisms and the evaluation was also performed. The extracted statistics validated the high degree of system’s effectiveness and efficiency.


telemedicine interoperability messaging medical information systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lamprini Kolovou
    • 1
  • Evy Karavatselou
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Lymberopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of PatrasRio PatrasGreece

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