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A significant strength of the current World Wide Web (Web) includes the striking similarity between "a document" and "an object", as defined by distributed object computing. In effect, the Web is a simple-minded distributed object system. It is generally recognized that current Web technologies are insufficient for supporting complex, enterprise-class applications such as distributed, network-based healthcare applications. Currently, several Web-based technologies are under development to support the evolution of the commodity Web toward a true "object-oriented" paradigm. These technologies and the associated risk, utility and scalability of this type of deployment in modern healthcare-related enterprises are the focus of our report.