A multi-agent platform for hospital interoperability

By Cardoso, L.; Marins, F.; Portela, F.; Santos, M.; Abelha, A.; Machado, J.

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

2014

Abstract

The interoperability among the Health Information Systems is a natural demand nowadays. The Agency for Integration, Diffusion and Archive of Medical Information (AIDA) is a Multi-Agent System (MAS) specifically developed to guarantee interoperability in health organizations. This paper presents the Biomedical Multi-agent Platform for Interoperability (BMaPI) integrated in AIDA and it is used by all hospital services which communicates with AIDA, one of the examples is the Intensive Care Unit. The BMaPI main objective is to facilitate the communication among the agents of a MAS. It also assists the interaction between humans and agents through an interface that allows the administrators to create new agents easily and to monitor their activities in real time. Due to the BMaPI characteristics it is possible ensure the continuous work of the AIDA agents associated to INTCare system. The BMaPI was installed in Centro Hospitalar do Porto successfully, increasing the functionality and overall usability of AIDA platform.

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