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Computers 2018, 7(4), 51;

Ontology Middleware for Integration of IoT Healthcare Information Systems in EHR Systems

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, University of Jeddah, Jeddah 23218, Saudi Arabia
Received: 14 September 2018 / Revised: 28 September 2018 / Accepted: 4 October 2018 / Published: 8 October 2018
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Healthcare sectors have been at the forefront of the adoption and use of IoT technologies for efficient healthcare diagnosis and treatment. Because healthcare IoT sensor technology obtains health-related data from patients, it needs to be integrated with the electronic healthcare records (EHR) system. Most EHR systems have not been designed for integration with IoT technology; they have been designed to be more patient-centric management systems. The use of the IoT in EHR remains a long-term goal. Configuring IoT in EHR can enhance patient healthcare, enabling health providers to monitor their patients outside of the clinic. To assist physicians to access data resources efficiently, a data model that is semantic and flexible is needed to connect EHR data and IoT data that may help to provide true interoperability and integration. This research proposes a semantic middleware that exploits ontology to support the semantic integration and functional collaborations between IoT healthcare Information Systems and EHR systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: IoT; EHR; healthcare IT; ontology; semantic integration; middleware IoT; EHR; healthcare IT; ontology; semantic integration; middleware

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