Healthcare Interoperability through a JADE Based Multi-Agent Platform

  • Miguel Miranda
  • José Machado
  • António Abelha
  • José Neves
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 446)

Abstract

In the healthcare arena and in the design of its information systems, a fundamental principle is required for providing a better service throughout all departments, that principle is interoperability. Establishing connections among distinct service providers can be complicated and very often result in complex mesh of end-to-end flow of information which is too often hard to maintain and strongly coupled. Multi-agent system technology is a strong technology to address this subject. In this paper it is described an architecture of a multi-agent system, which aims to provide to the Health Information System with a distributed and consolidated tool towards implementing loosely-coupled interoperability among its systems.

Keywords

Health Information System Agent Class Interoperability Problem Agent Paradigm External Service Provider 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Miranda
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 1
  • António Abelha
    • 1
  • José Neves
    • 1
  1. 1.CCTCUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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