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HIM: high-performance information infrastructure in medicine
Author(s): Jan Stuer; Rudy A. Mattheus; Kris Vervaet; Guido Gevels
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the HIM methodology and the results of this work reflected in a set-up for a pan-European ATM trial in health care. The work is aligned with the objectives of the Maastricht Treaty, which calls for the establishment of trans-European networks. The HIM methodology provides a structured way to come from user requirements to an actual implementation, providing along its way mechanisms and checkpoints which validate and support the final result. The user requirements are captured in user scenarios, which are then directed to specific implementation profiles. These profiles are obtained by mapping user requirements onto technical implementations. The underlying network infrastructure is envisaged to be the European ATM pilot, created by the European PNOs in alignment with their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Different access methods are used, which include access through MAN networks, through Ethernet and FDDI LANs, and workstations directly connected to the ATM network. The transport protocol used is TCP/IP. The results are described in situation and application specific contexts. The results and implementations are examined for their cost-effectiveness, and validated towards a broad user community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2451, Advanced Image and Video Communications and Storage Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201218
Show Author Affiliations
Jan Stuer, Horizon-21 Medical Services (Belgium)
Rudy A. Mattheus, VUB/PRIMIS Belgium (Belgium)
Kris Vervaet, Belgacom Belgium GG (Belgium)
Guido Gevels, Alcatel Bell Belgium (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2451:
Advanced Image and Video Communications and Storage Technologies
Naohisa Ohta; Heinz U. Lemke; Jean Claude Lehureau, Editor(s)

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