Proof of Concept Implementation of an Enterprise Service Bus for Health Information Exchanges
Abstract – Integration of health systems is one of the biggest problem in eHealth today. There are a lot of systems, yet they were developed using different platforms and technologies, making them virtually impossible to connect. In this paper, we discussed how to implement an ESB as the integration platform for health data. We identified use cases and functional requirements. Logical and deployment architecture were developed, and an actual proof of concept of an ESB is developed. Experiments were also done to determine the overhead caused by the ESB. Some of the functionalities of the ESB were examined to determine their individual overheads.
Keywords: Enterprise Service Bus, Interoperability, Health Information Exchange, OpenHIE.