Design and Implementation of a SOA-Based Medical Grid Platform

  • Chao-Tung Yang
  • Shih-Chi Yu
  • Ting-Chih Hsiao
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 63)


As the evolution of information technology goes so quickly and the network technology spread so far, those healthcare scenarios only appeared in movies are coming toward us. With the E-hospital rapid growth, various types of information systems develop and use unceasingly. However, in the hospital information system of development methods under their own way, sharing of information between the systems is difficult day after day. In order to satisfy the hospital information system to the heterogeneity, interoperability, information sharing, and information integration, a kind of new software system architecture to came with the tide of fashion – Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) [1, 2, 5]. Our research take the SOA technology, combined with the grid based of the hospital for back-end platform—MedicalGrid [3, 6], provides a powerful computing capabilities, and fit with a Cross Grid Information Service (CGIS) [3] that enables Resource Brokers [8, 9, 10, 11] to get information from cross grid environments for other components. It can also provide medical care after discharge from hospital and health monitoring.


Information Technology Service Oriented Architecture Cross grid Resource Broker 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chao-Tung Yang
    • 1
  • Shih-Chi Yu
    • 1
  • Ting-Chih Hsiao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringTunghai UniversityTaichung CityTaiwan (ROC)

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