A Peer to Peer Agent Coordination Framework for IHE based Cross-Community Health Record Exchange

Visara Urovi, Alex C Olivieri, Stefano Bromuri, Nicoletta Fornara, Michael I Schumacher

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This paper presents a Peer to Peer (P2P) agent coordination framework for the exchange of Electronic Health Records (EHR) between health organisations that comply with the existing interoperability standards as proposed by the Inte-grating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). Every health organi-sation represents a community in a P2P network and uses a set of autonomous agents and a set of distributed coordina-tion rules to coordinate the agents in the search of specific health records. To model the interactions among commu-nities, the framework uses the tuple centre agent commu-nication model and semantic web technologies. In order to illustrate the scalability of our approach, we evaluate the proposed solution in distributed settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
PublisherACM New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450316569
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium on Applied Computing: 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 18 Mar 201322 Mar 2013
Conference number: 2013

Publication series



SymposiumSymposium on Applied Computing
Abbreviated titleSAC


  • Coordination in TuCSoN
  • Document Exchange.
  • Health Record Exchange
  • IHE
  • Semantic Interoperability

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