Enterprise Portals

The evolution of health care enterprise portals, especially Healthcare Enterprise Application Integration Portals (HEAIP) are changing the way in which health care is being delivered. These portals offer an aggressive decentralization of the health care delivery process that is now extending into the eHome initiative.
To support this discussion, search the Internet for information on enterpise portal management, such as can be found at the following Web sites:
• Data Glider
• MEDSEEK
In this Discussion:
• Identify some of the major components of enterprise portals.
• What value do enterprise portals offer a health care delivery organization in terms of technical support, upgrades, and maintenance?
• How do the costs, direct and indirect, of enterprise portals relate to non-portal based applications?
• How do HEAIPs enable large scale integrated HIS applications?
• What factors might lead an organization to decide to adopt a HEAIP approach? What factors might steer it away from this solution?
• Resources Overview
During Week 3, you will use a variety of resources, both required and supplemental, including various Web and video resources. The Weekly Schedule (a navigation link under Week 3) outlines the resources you will need to participate in the Discussion and complete the Application and Group Project.
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources. To access select media resources, please use the media players below.
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Media
Video: Week 3 Overview
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 15 minutes.
This video provides an introduction to the week’s resources and assignments.
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Web Resource
Amazon Web Services
This site provides computing power for small and large organizations for fees, depending on the usage. You can learn more about the multiple services offered and read case studies and white papers and access tutorials.
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Web Resource
Application Integration in Enterprise Portals
This article describes how enterprise portals can be used as single points of access to applications and allow not just for the presentation of information, but also for a deeper level of interoperability. By using enterprise-wide portals, information can be shared between applications.
This article discusses how Natural Language Processing (NLP) is being used today and the potentials for it. NLP is much more than speech-recognition, and this Web site links to a number of articles that explore the capabilities for using NLP in Artificial Intelligence. Use this Web site to support the Application this week.
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Web Resource
MEDSEEK
Explore one vendor’s enterprise portal management solution. This site gives examples of the different types of portals and tools available for the health care industry.
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Web Resource
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid
This is the Web site for the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiative to speed research discoveries and improve patient outcomes by linking researchers, physicians, and patients throughout the cancer community. Explore the links under the Capabilities menu item.
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Web Resource
Oracle Grid Computing
This Web site describes Oracle’s Grid computing products. Grid computing enables groups of networked computers to be pooled so multiple applications can share resources. If you wish to register on the site, you can also watch a Webcast or read whitepapers on best practices in Grid computing.
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Web Resource
Tech That Translates Doctors’ Orders
This article from Fortune Magazine discusses how Natural Language Processing (NLP) is being used in the medical industry to incorporate doctors’ notes into Electronic Health Records (EHR). Read more about how NLP is helping to overcome some of the barriers that have slowed the conversion to EHRs.
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Web Resource
The Globus Alliance
This is the Web site for the Globus Alliance, an international collaboration that conducts research and development to create fundamental Grid technologies. This collaboration lets people from different companies and regions share computing power, databases, and other online tools.
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Media
Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (2009). Cutting edge technology within healthcare IT [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Dr. Vincent Grasso discusses how the cutting edge health care IT applications introduced throughout the course will impact the delivery of care worldwide. Current projects are presented, as well as a view into cutting edge university-based research and development.
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