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5th International E- conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2021

A federated multilevel data infrastructure to enable interoperability among clinical data of different dialysis facilities



Clinical data has opened a great deal of possibility for modern medicine. The benefits could be more if data are shared across health centers. To share data interoperable platforms are needed. Interoperability stands in the ability of different information system to exchange data. It can be foster at different levels, starting from simple technical one, related to the connection of the systems to the practical, by which data can be finally shared for elaboration purposes by different users. Today interoperability is highly requested in several departments of healthcare organizations. This is particularly the case of the dialysis facilities, where the strong lack of standards reflects in a huge gap in having interoperable systems. This work present an effort to overcome the problems of interoperability of data related to dialysis units. A Federated Database System (FDBS) approach to construct a common data repository. The repository has been built by the Dialysis Data Infrastructure (DDI), a unique multilevel standardized data structure supported by the Dialysis MATlib (DM), an embedded MatlabA library, thats able to convert, harmonize and query the raw data coming from the dialysis treatment units into a common interoperable format. The DDI and DM has been developed in the context of the Italy Switzerland cooperation project INTERREG DialysIS, and currently contains 846 dialysis session recorded referred to 130 patients.The complete dataset is actually used both by clinicians and researches for data analysis and research inquiries. Even if is at first stages of development the system represents a promising step toward the interoperable use of data in dialysis facilities

Conference Title : 5th International E- conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2021
Conference Date(s) : 25 April, 2021
Place : Online (Via Video Conference)
No fo Author(s) : 1
DOI : 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-192-4-15
Page(s) : 90-95
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-192-4
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