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The Nature of Heterogeneity in the Context of Distributed Health-Care Information Systems

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Author(s)

Jim G. Nell

Abstract

This paper offers a discussion of the types of heterogeneity that can occur among processes that share information. The author attempts to establish areas of similarity and difference between the airline, financial and manufacturing industries and the health-care industry. Ways by which information can be shared are discussed, given this heterogeneity, and some recommendations for system design are offered.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7011
Report Number
7011

Keywords

distributed-information systems, information transfer, medical informatics, medical-informatics standards, ontology, semantics, virtual enterprise

Citation

Nell, J. (2003), The Nature of Heterogeneity in the Context of Distributed Health-Care Information Systems, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7011 (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created August 1, 2003, Updated November 10, 2018