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Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 323-346
http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/2040-2295.3.2.323
Research Article

Requirements for Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems

Rita Noumeir

Department of Electrical Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure, 1100 Notre-Dame West, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 1K3, Canada

Received 1 October 2011; Accepted 1 March 2012

Copyright © 2012 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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