The eHEALTH.Net project is a showcase of contemporary web services technology implemented with IBM WebSphere Studio (Java Programming Language) and Microsoft .NET Enterprise Architect (C# Programming Language). The primary goal of the project is to prove that interoperability is possible between components developed with these different languages.
The eHEALTH.Net system is designed to enable searches of a Hospital Bed Availability database, over the internet, using web services. The project scenario contains a Health Services Ministry, which provides bed availability web services, and a Clinic that consumes these services.
Preparing for future system changes or redeployments is an important aspect of the eHEALTH.Net project. Therefore a modular web services design has been implemented consisting of hospital bed availability look up, hospital bed data insertion, subscription to web service, user authentication, and subscription billing. Web sites are provided to enable access to these web service modules. The web sites consist of a clinic “CareCentre” and a Ministry of Health “Health Services”.