Document-based service platform for telemedicine applications

Jaakko Lähteenmäki, Juha Leppänen, Hannu Kaijanranta, Kjell Nikus, Teppo Veijonen, Timo Laakko, Antti Nummiaho

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Telemedicine is increasingly gaining popularity due to its high potential for cost savings and increased efficiency in healthcare. In this paper, we present a generic service platform, which is applicable in a wide range of telemedicine applications and in other areas involving the need for confidential information exchange. The platform particularly addresses the security challenges in the case when the IT technology is outsourced to an external IT company. It also provides semantic interoperability by providing support to HL7 CDA R2 documents. The platform implementation, referred as PIR document service, is composed of software components for the health service provider, the IT service provider and the telemedicine customers. These include desktop, mobile and browser-based applications. The platform has been tested in a tele-consultation trial where the Heart Centre of Pirkanmaa Hospital District offered cardiology consultation service for two remote health care units.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-6330-2
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6329-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventVTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 19 Aug 200819 Aug 2008

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


ConferenceVTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business

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