Sensed Data Sharing In Cloud Federation For Advances In Health Information Exchange
|Title||Sensed Data Sharing In Cloud Federation For Advances In Health Information Exchange|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Celesti, A.., M.. Fazio, A.. Puliafito, and M.. Villari|
|Journal||International Journal of Measurement Technologies and Instrumentation Engineering (IJMTIE)|
In this paper the authors focus on sensing systems supporting data exchange among several healthcare administrative domains. The challenge in this area is twofold: efficient management of a huge amount of data produced by medical devices, bio-sensors and information systems, sharing sensed data for scientific and clinical purposes. The authors present a new information system that exploits Cloud computing capabilities to overcome such issues, also guaranteeing patients' privacy. Their proposal integrates different healthcare institutions into a federated environment, thus establishing a trust context among the institutions themselves. The storage service is designed according to a fully distributed approach and it is based on the wide-used Open Source framework Hadoop, which is enriched to establish a compelling federated system. They adopt the XRI technology to formalize an XML-based data model which allows to simplify the classification, searching and retrieval of medical data.