A Layered Service-Oriented Architecture for Exercise Prescriptions Generation and Follow-Up

  • Wen-Shin Hsu
  • Jiann-I Pan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 157)


Recently, the services that integrating hospital care and home care from the patient-centered concept are more and more important to modern healthcare. The main challenge faced is the integration of heterogeneous platforms. For example, generating and follow-up one exercise prescription is one of such typical services. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been proposed as a key technology to overcome various problems involved in the integration of heterogeneous platforms and reuse legacy systems. In this paper, we present a layered SOA model for generating exercise prescriptions and follow-up that facilitates interoperability between intranet (hospital) and internet (homecare). In hospital layer, the system automatically produces an exercise prescription for one particular patient, and follows the effectiveness of the exercise prescription in homecare layer. Exercise prescriptions are produced and followed by diversely web services which interoperable over inter and intra networks. The implementation of exercise prescription and monitoring system (named EPMS) is demonstrated by a brief scenario for heart disease patient in this paper.


Exercise Prescription Heart Disease Patient Heterogeneous Platform Modern Healthcare National Vital Statistics Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Medical ScienceTzu Chi UniversityHualienTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Department of Medical InformaticsTzu Chi UniversityHualienTaiwan, ROC

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