Intranet health clinic: Web-based medical support services employing XML.Stud Health Technol Inform. 2000; 77:1112-6.SH
In this paper, the implementation of an Internet-based telematic service for medical support is presented, which operates in pilot form within the INTRANET HEALTH CLINIC project--a two-year project supported by the European Commission under the Health Telematics Programme. The aim of the application is to offer high quality care to users of health services over inexpensive communication pathways, using Internet-based, interactive communication tools, like remote access to medical records and transmission of multimedia information. The XML technology was employed to achieve customised views on patient data, according to the access rights of different users. Strict security and access control policy were implemented to ensure secure transmission of medical data through the Internet. The system is designed to collaborate with existing clinical patient record systems and to be adjustable to different medical applications. Current pilot implementations are under clinical evaluation and include oncological patients (Greece), Lupus Erythrematosis (Canada), Obstetrics (Belgium) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (Spain).