By Miranda, M.; Duarte, J.; Abelha, A.; Machado, J.; Neves, J.; Neves, J.
ESM 2010 - 2010 European Simulation and Modelling Conference
Hospital Information Systems need to communicate in order to share information and to make it available at anyplace at whatever time. Indeed, these systems have to go along with the fundamentals of ubiquity and quality-of-care, being embedded in some forms of intelligent mechanisms in order to be useful for medical, clinical and administrative staff. In fact, to fulfill this goal, the information available must be judge in terms of its quality, acquired via a process of quantification of the extensions of the predicates that make their realm, i.e., speaking for a high degree of confidence on it on the part of the users. Admittedly, centralized systems are not a solution, they speak for themselves. The answer, once one must be able to exchange and make use of information, is interoperability.