An HL7-Aware Multi-agent System for Efficiently Handling Query Answering in an e-Health Context

  • Pasquale De Meo
  • Gabriele Di Quarto
  • Giovanni Quattrone
  • Domenico Ursino
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4275)


In this paper we present a multi-agent system aiming at supporting patients to search health care services of their interest in an e-health scenario. The proposed system is HL7-aware in that it represents both patient and service information according to the directives of HL7, the information management standard adopted in medical context. In this paper we illustrate the technical characteristics of our system and we present a comparison between it and other related systems already proposed in the literature.


Query Answer Coordinator Agent Clinical Document Architecture Health Care Service Provider Brute Force Search 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pasquale De Meo
    • 1
  • Gabriele Di Quarto
    • 1
  • Giovanni Quattrone
    • 1
  • Domenico Ursino
    • 1
  1. 1.DIMETUniversità Mediterranea di Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly

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