Archetype Development Process: A Case Study of Support Interoperability Among Electronic Health Record in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Thais Abreu Maia
  • Cristiana Fernandes De Muylder
  • Zilma Silveira Nogueira Reis
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 745)


The interoperability among electronic medical records requires a standard that guarantees the semantic persistency of information. The study proposes an archetypes development process to support the Electronic Health Record (EHR) in the State of Minas Gerais (MG), Brazil. It was case study with a qualitative analysis of applied nature with methodological exploratory purposes. For this, there was a literature review on archetypes development processes. The selected studies had their processes compared. Then, an own archetypes development process was proposed, also considering the legislation of Unified Health System in Brazil (SUS). The process was tested in a proof of concept, a practical test on a theoretical proposal. The proposed governance model was considered adequate for the organization of EHR at SUS in MG. It is expected that with its effective implementation, the proposed process support the interoperability among clinical data arising from different levels of health care services.


Electronic Health Record Archetype SUS Archetype governance process Archetype development process 



Thanks for the support of FAPEMIG, Minas Gerais State Health Secretary, CNPq and CAPES.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planning AdvisoryState Health Secretariat of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Business Graduate ProgramFUMEC UniversityBelo HorizonteBrazil
  3. 3.Center of Health InformaticsFederal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)Belo HorizonteBrazil

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