Journal of Global Information Management
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the necessity for pervasive data and system interoperability to manage healthcare information and knowledge. There is an urgent need to better understand the role of interoperability in improving the societal responses to the pandemic. This paper explores data and system interoperability, a very specific area that could contribute to fighting COVID-19. Specifically, the authors propose a unified health information system framework to connect data, systems, and devices to increase interoperability and manage healthcare information and knowledge. A blockchain-based solution is also provided as a recommendation for improving the data and system interoperability in healthcare.
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Original Publication Citation
He, W., Zhang, J. Z., Wu, H., Li, W., & Shetty, S. (2022). A unified health information system framework for connecting data, people, devices, and systems. Journal of Global Information Management, 30(11), 1-19, Article 39. https://doi.org/10.4018/JGIM.305239
He, Wu; Zuopeng Zhang, Justin; Wu, Huanmei; Li, Wenzhuo; and Shetty, Sachin, "A Unified Health Information System Framework for Connecting Data, People, Devices, and Systems" (2022). Information Technology & Decision Sciences Faculty Publications. 88.