Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 1095–1105 | Cite as

A Novel Web-enabled Healthcare Solution on HealthVault System

  • Lingxia Liao
  • Min Chen
  • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
  • Xiaorong Lai
  • Son Vuong
Original Paper


Complicated Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems have created problems in systems regarding an easy implementation and interoperability for a Web-enabled Healthcare Solution, which is normally provided by an independent healthcare giver with limited IT knowledge and interests. An EMR system with well-designed and user-friendly interface, such as Microsoft HealthVault System used as the back-end platform of a Web-enabled healthcare application will be an approach to deal with these problems. This paper analyzes the patient oriented Web-enabled healthcare service application as the new trend to delivery healthcare from hospital/clinic-centric to patient-centric, the current e-healthcare applications, and the main backend EMR systems. Then, we present a novel web-enabled healthcare solution based on Microsoft HealthVault EMR system to meet customers’ needs, such as, low total cost, easily development and maintenance, and good interoperability. A sample system is given to show how the solution can be fulfilled, evaluated, and validated. We expect that this paper will provide a deep understanding of the available EMR systems, leading to insights for new solutions and approaches driven to next generation EMR systems.


Web-enabled Healthcare solution Healthcare services Electronic Medical Records Microsoft HealthVault system 



Part of this work has been supported by Instituto de Telecomunicaes, Next Generation Networks and Applications Group (NetGNA), Portugal. Prof. Chen’s research was supported in part by the NAP of Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science & Technology; The MKE (The Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) (NIPA-2010-(C1090-1011-0004)).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lingxia Liao
    • 1
  • Min Chen
    • 2
  • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
    • 3
  • Xiaorong Lai
    • 4
  • Son Vuong
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Seoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  4. 4.Confederal Networks IncRentonUSA

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