Implementing the patient portal of the PEHR in the metropolitan region rhine- neckar - experiences with liferay

Peter Pensold, Gerd Schneider, Lakshmi S. Aguduri, Antje Brandner, Tobias Bronsch, Björn Schreiweis, Katharina E. Stein, Nicolas Weiss, Nilay Yüksekogul, Björn Bergh, Oliver Heinze

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A patient portal with access to a personal cross-enterprise electronic health record (PEHR) had to be developed for the project "INFormation technology for PATient-oriented healthcare in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region" (INFOPAT). Liferay was chosen as the platform technology in previous researches. Multiple portlets for patients, study members, security officers and administrators had been developed in Java. In this paper all portlets are presented. For three portlets the communication between them, Liferay and the PEHR are described in detail. To communicate with the PEHR a façade called IHE Connector had been implemented too. Despite the broad functionality of the Liferay Core some workarounds had to be implemented. The lack of information in the provided documentation of Liferay lead to delays in development. The Liferay IDE and Liferay itself showed an unstable state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2016 at the Health - Exploring Complexity: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach, HEC 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 28 Aug 20162 Sep 2016


  • IHE
  • Liferay
  • PEHR
  • Patient portal


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