Keywords: health, multi- and hypermedia, medical data, heterogeneous distributed databases, legacy systems, information retrieval, interoperability, data exchange
Start Date: 20 January 95 / Duration: 36 months
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The major aim of the project is to provide informatic tools for the SMEs to utilise in the provision of systems to the health care application area. In addition, there are possibilities to exploit the tools in other application areas.
The project has been structured to optimise the success of these aims. The many end-user and customer requirements can be condensed to two main problems:
The technical aim of the project is to develop tools to solve these problems, using standards in both the distributed database and hyperdocument areas.
The overall workprogramme consists of three major workpackages, each overlapping the next to ensure that there is suitable interaction between design derived from requirements with development based on design and in turn with evaluation by end-users.
European links: The project will use results from the ESPRIT Project MIPS (6542 )
The analysis, modelling and design phase is nearing completion and the prototype about to be constructed to prove the architectural ideas.
The results to date consist of technical papers that have been presented at conferences and workshops.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX UK, UK
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
Dr. Keith G. Jeffery
Tel: +44 1235 44 61 03
Fax: +44 1235 44 58 31
HYPERMEDATA - CP94-943, May 1997
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