Implications of WWW technologies for exchanging medical records

Maurice Dixon, Stephen Cook, Brian Read

Abstract


This article addresses some of the implications for medical record exchange of very recent developments in technology and tools that support the World Wide Web. It argues that XML (Extensible Mark-up Language) is a very good enabling technology for medical record exchange. XML provides a much cheaper way of executing the exchange of medical information that circumvents the need for proprietary software. Use of XML can also simplify solutions to the problems associated with coping with the evolution of medical systems in time. However XML on its own does not resolve all the semantic heterogeneities.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v8i2.222

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