Dialysisnet: Application for integrating and management data sources of hemodialysis information by continuity of care record

Ho Suk Ku, Sungho Kim, Hye Hyeon Kim, Hee Joon Chung, Yu Rang Park, Ju Han Kim

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Objectives: Health Avatar Beans was for the management of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This article is about the DialysisNet system in Health Avatar Beans for the seamless management of ESRD based on the personal health record. Methods: For hemodialysis data modeling, we identified common data elements for hemodialysis information (CDEHI). We used ASTM continuity of care record (CCR) and ISO/IEC 11179 for the compliance method with a standard model for the CDEHI. According to the contents of the ASTM CCR, we mapped the CDHEI to the contents and created the metadata from that. It was transformed and parsed into the database and verified according to the ASTM CCR/XML schema definition (XSD). DialysisNet was created as an iPad application. The contents of the CDEHI were categorized for effective management. For the evaluation of information transfer, we used CarePlatform, which was developed for data access. The metadata of CDEHI in DialysisNet was exchanged by the CarePlatform with semantic interoperability. Results: The CDEHI was separated into a content list for individual patient data, a contents list for hemodialysis center data, consultation and transfer form, and clinical decision support data. After matching to the CCR, the CDEHI was transformed to metadata, and it was transformed to XML and proven according to the ASTM CCR/XSD. DialysisNet has specific consideration of visualization, graphics, images, statistics, and database. Conclusions: We created the DialysisNet application, which can integrate and manage data sources for hemodialysis information based on CCR standards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalHealthcare Informatics Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014


  • Chronic disease
  • Health information management
  • Personal health records
  • Renal dialysis
  • Theraphy

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