Building Healthcare Service Navigation System for a Local Health Integration Network: A Requirements Elicitation Model
Local health integration networks (LHIN) are not-for-profit organisations created by the Ontario government in 2006 for planning, identifying, integrating, and funding health services and priority programmes for their regions. This chapter discusses an information systems development initiative in 1 of the 14 LHINs with the objective of facilitating healthcare service navigation by users. These healthcare services are provided by 88 member agencies of the LHIN consisting of hospitals, long-term centres, assisted living services, community support services, community care access centres, mental health agencies, addiction agencies, and community health centres. Using the proposed service-oriented architecture for the LHIN as a basis of our framework, we suggest an ontology-based requirements elicitation model for developing an automated and interactive tool capable of supporting automatic service discovery, automatic service composition, and dynamic composition.
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Financial support for this study has been provided by the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, under Research, Teaching, and Innovation Fund.
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