MedBook: A cloud-based healthcare billing and record management system

Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, Harold Valdivia, Jose Rivera, Jaime Seguel, Melvin Greer

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11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Electronic health records (EHR) and electronic billing systems have been proposed as mechanisms to help curb the rising costs of health care in the United States. Given this scenario, our research efforts have targeted the idea of using open-source cloud computing technologies as the mechanism to build an affordable, secure, and scalable platform that supports billing as well as EHR operations. We call this platform MedBook, and in this paper we present the architecture and implementation status of this system. MedBook provides patients, health care providers, and health care payers a platform for exchange of information about EHR, billing activities, and benefits inquiries. MedBook is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application built on top of open source technologies and running on an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform. The client applications are mobile apps run from iPhone and iPad devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2012
Pages899-905
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2012 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2012Jun 29 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period6/24/126/29/12

Keywords

  • cloud computing
  • healthcare IT
  • mobile apps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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