Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Page: 1-7
A Health Cloud Framework to Present a Comprehensive EHR Integrated System
Sahar A. El_Rahman, Electronics, Computers Systems and Communication, Electrical Department, Faculty of Engineering-Shoubra, Benha University, Cairo, Egypt; Computer Science Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Received: Oct. 31, 2016;       Accepted: Jan. 6, 2017;       Published: Feb. 22, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.se.20170501.11      View  3007      Downloads  94
Information Technology is a significant portion of the healthcare system. Availability, integrity, security, and accuracy of the data in every healthcare process are vital. So, such data should be updated to fulfil continued improvement of the services in each healthcare providers and especially in healthcare. Thus, several information systems must be integrated with the healthcare systems. Healthcare record includes some information such as specific allergies and medications, medical history, the status of immunization, radiology images, results of lab and examination, everyone stat such as weight and age, appointments, order tests, and diagnoses. This record is identified by patient ID. The authorized hospital employees and the doctors will use their password and ID to login the application for privacy and security. Then a request for that patient record will be sent by using the patient ID, that will be recieved by the doctor, the recording ought to be recent since the patient final visitation to any Health Care (HC) organization in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). So, the patient has a single Electronic Health Record (EHR), and this will reduce the cost and time of patient, and support doctors to obtain proper and recent information of any patient from the recordings from any HC organization in KSA. Also, EHR gives a better healthcare of patients that averts some medical errors due to the information lack and health records unavailability. A small number of HC organizations have more advanced EHR adoption, where the most of them has no EHR at all. So, we proposed a Health Cloud Framework (HCF) to offer a comprehensive EHR unified system, by applying the cloud computing technology on EHR system. Where, the paradigm of cloud computing is a latest appearing technology utilized in industries and achieved a considerable gaining. Regardless of the large characteristics of cloud computing, they haven’t been used rightly so far, in the medical industries. HCF proposed to get better the normal process of acquiring all patient health recordings distributed in each HC organization any time using portable devices, based on cloud computing technology oriented architecture.
Cloud Computing, Bioinformatics, E-Health, EHR Integration, Electronic Health Record, Healthcare
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Sahar A. El_Rahman, A Health Cloud Framework to Present a Comprehensive EHR Integrated System, Software Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.se.20170501.11
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