A Multi-agent Platform for Hospital Interoperability

  • Luciana Cardoso
  • Fernando Marins
  • Filipe Portela
  • Manuel Santos
  • António Abelha
  • José Machado
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 291)

Abstract

The interoperability among the Health Information Systems is a natural demand nowadays. The Agency for Integration, Diffusion and Archive of Medical Information (AIDA) is a Multi-Agent System (MAS) specifically developed to guarantee interoperability in health organizations.

This paper presents the Biomedical Multi-agent Platform for Interoperability (BMaPI) integrated in AIDA and it is used by all hospital services which communicates with AIDA, one of the examples is the Intensive Care Unit. The BMaPI main objective is to facilitate the communication among the agents of a MAS. It also assists the interaction between humans and agents through an interface that allows the administrators to create new agents easily and to monitor their activities in real time. Due to the BMaPI characteristics it is possible ensure the continuous work of the AIDA agents associated to INTCare system.

The BMaPI was installed in Centro Hospitalar do Porto successfully, increasing the functionality and overall usability of AIDA platform.

Keywords

Hospital Interoperability Multi-Agent Systems Agents Monitoring AIDA INTCare 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciana Cardoso
    • 1
  • Fernando Marins
    • 1
  • Filipe Portela
    • 2
  • Manuel Santos
    • 2
  • António Abelha
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Technology CentreUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Algoritmi Research CentreUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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