CareWeb, a web-based medical record for an integrated healthcare delivery system

Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998;52 Pt 1:36-9.


With the advent of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, medical records are increasingly distributed across multiple institutions. Timely access to these medical records is a critical need for healthcare providers. The CareWeb project provides an architecture for World Wide Web-based retrieval of electronic medical records from heterogeneous data sources. Using Health Level 7 (HL7), web technologies and readily available software components, we consolidated the electronic records of Boston's Beth Israel and Deaconess Hospitals. We report on the creation of CareWeb ( and propose it as a means to electronically link Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems and geographically distant information resources.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Computer Security
  • Confidentiality
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Medical Record Linkage*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / organization & administration*