Modern healthcare is no longer practical without data integration. Without standards, integration costs soar and threaten the effectiveness of health-care delivery. With standards, information becomes accessible in computable form, driving new levels of clinical research, patient-empowered healthcare, and innovative business models.
This article examines a few of the latest developments in healthcare informatics standards with respect to remote patient monitoring, review recent lessons in deploying a remote patient monitoring solution, and identify key considerations and areas for further development. The article also includes an extensive list of references
It is presented in four parts, as pdf files (no registration required), as follows:
- Part 1: Introduction, Remote Patient Monitoring Use Case, click here.
- Part 2: Using HL7 to Encode Telehealth Data, will be posted online on November 8, 2010.
- Part 3: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Principles, will be posted online on November 15, 2010.
- Part 4: Deployment Considerations, Conclusion, will be posted online on November 22, 2010.
About the author
Kristina M. Kermanshahche is Chief Architect for Intel’s Digital Health Group. Her research interests include the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as applied to regional and national health-care architectures, CDM from home health to clinical trials, and translational biomedical informatics. She was the Lead Architect for the Intel SOA Expressway and contributed to the Intel Mobile Clinical Assistant and the Intel Health Guide; she has a patent pending in health-care semantic interoperability. Her twenty-five year career in software development spans nearly every industry, with an emphasis on complex distributed systems, multithreading, high availability, networking, and database design. She received her B.A. degree in 1988 from the University of Oregon in Political Science and International Studies, magna cum laude.