Querying OpenEHR Data

The Querying openEHR data AdCoS has two main objectives based on physician and patient:

  1. To provide the physician with a helpful tool to help him/her in the diagnosis of disease. The AdCoS joins images with patient´s EHR (Electronic Health Record) using WADO (Web Access to DICOM images, where DICOM stands for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine), as depicted in Figure 9. WADO connects to the PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), as an image server, and takes the information from yourEHRM middleware (openEHR/EN13606 compliant) and displays full patient clinical data. By this way, the authorized physician provides the proper treatment based on the specific patient’s information, profile (foreign patient, English mother tongue, symptoms…) and patient´s EHR which contains clinical details: diseases, habits, allergies, DICOM images, etc.
  2. To provide access to patients (and other authorized people like physician), to their own medical and clinical data, always in a secure way. The data to be displayed to the patient are demographic, habits patterns and personal details as well as clinical reports previously generated by his or her professional. In addition, the patient is allowed to modify some data like demographic, habits or personal details in order to keep his or her information as updated as possible.

Figure 1. Querying openEHR data workflow