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Urbauer, Philipp; Kmenta, Maximilian; Frohner, Matthias; Mense, Alexander; Sauermann, Stefan
Interoperability is a key requirement for any IT-System to be future proof and cost efficient, due to the increasing interaction of IT-Systems in Healthcare. This feasibility study is part of a larger project focusing on the conceptualization and evaluation of interoperable and modular IT-Framework components for exchanging big data information sets. Hence, this project investigates the applicability of a standard based IT-Architecture for the integration of Personal Health Devices data and open data sources. As a proof of concept use case, pollen forecast data from the Medical University of Vienna were combined with Personal Health Device data and a data correlation was investigated. The standards were identified as well as selected in expert’s reviewed and the architecture was designed based on a literature research. Subsequently the prototype was implemented and successfully tested in interoperability tests. The study shows that the architecture meets the requirements. It can be flexibly extended according to further requirements due to its generic setup. However, further extensions of the Interoperability-Connector and a full test setup needs to be realized in future.