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Provenance in Agent-mediated Healthcare Systems

Kifor, Tamas, Varga, Laszlo, Vazquez-Salceda, Javier, Alvarez, Sergio, Miles, Simon and Moreau, Luc (2006) Provenance in Agent-mediated Healthcare Systems IEEE Intelligent Systems

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Agent-oriented cooperation techniques and standardized electronic healthcare record exchange protocols can be used to combine information regarding different facets of a therapy received by a patient from different healthcare providers at different locations. Provenance is an innovative approach to trace events in complex distributed processes, dependencies between such events, and associated decisions by human actors. We focus on three aspects of provenance in agent-mediated healthcare systems: first, we define the provenance concept and show how it can be applied to agent-mediated healthcare applications; second, we investigate and provide a method for independent and autonomous healthcare agents to document the processes they are involved in without directly interacting with each other; and third, we show that this method solves the privacy issues of provenance in agent-mediated healthcare systems.

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Published date: November 2006
Keywords: provenance agents distributed systems electronic healthcare
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 263061
ISSN: 1541-1672
PURE UUID: 02b0bbb8-a220-4cb0-a7b7-e9d22a1d97d3
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 03 Oct 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:44

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Author: Tamas Kifor
Author: Laszlo Varga
Author: Javier Vazquez-Salceda
Author: Sergio Alvarez
Author: Simon Miles
Author: Luc Moreau ORCID iD

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