Enhancing EHR Systems Interoperability by Big Data Techniques
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- Cassavia N., Ciampi M., De Pietro G., Masciari E. (2016) Enhancing EHR Systems Interoperability by Big Data Techniques. In: Renda M., Bursa M., Holzinger A., Khuri S. (eds) Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics. ITBAM 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9832. Springer, Cham
Information management in healthcare is nowadays experiencing a great revolution. After the impressive progress in digitizing medical data by private organizations, also the federal government and other public stakeholders have also started to make use of healthcare data for data analysis purposes in order to extract actionable knowledge. In this paper, we propose an architecture for supporting interoperability in healthcare systems by exploiting Big Data techniques. In particular, we describe a proposal based on big data techniques to implement a nationwide system able to improve EHR data access efficiency and reduce costs.