Informatique de gestion - Wirtschaftsinformatik

Exchange of medical informations : storage of medical documents

Sergio, Alves ; Schumacher, Michael (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme, 2009.

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    Summary
    Nowadays, medical content exchange between medical actors is done primarily by paper. But the paper content exchange may generate extra costs and sometimes can have important consequences on patient health. The digitalization of medical content is seen as a priority for public authorities and by the same a chance to improve the quality of the Swiss health system. In Switzerland, because of the particular political system, each State may have its own standards to electronic medical content storage and exchange. This diversity is more a problem than a solution. Indeed, most of these systems are totally or partially incompatible with each other. This project is realized in the context of the MediCoordination project. The goal of MediCoordination is to propose concrete solutions to the interoperability of between hospitals and general practitioners. The goal of the present diploma work is to analyze the context of the MediCoordination project, to understand its objectives and requirements. This analyzis will allow better understanding the requirements of the global solution in order to implement a prototype of the Storage Manager that fulfills these requirements. The goal is to develop a storage prototype that will proof the feasibility of the concept. This means developing a prototype for electronic medical content storage respecting all the requirements formulated by MediCoordination. The Storage Manager consists in a secured Web Service that is connected to other secured services and has to respond to requests made by the storage management layer, see figure. The use of standard technologies during the implementation was a keyword, as well as data security and confidentiality. The storage manager must store and retrieve electronic medical content from a data repository ensuring data integrity, security and confidentiality. It must be totally integrated with the other service layers using, if possible, health standards or recommendations made by the IHE (Integrating the Health Enterprise).