|Home Latest Advanced Search By Year By Division|
|Not Logged in. Login|
Provenance in Agent-mediated Healthcare Systems
Kifor, Tamas and Varga, Laszlo Z. and Vazquez-Salceda, Javier and Alvarez, Sergio and Willmott, Steven and Miles, Simon and Moreau, Luc (2006) Provenance in Agent-mediated Healthcare Systems. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 21 (6). pp. 38-46.
This is the latest version of this item.
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.
Available Versions of this Item
Repository Staff Only: item control page