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Semantic Interoperability in Health Informatics: Lessons Learned - Panel Discussion - Thu 2008-01-10

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 20:39:34 -0500
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> From: "Peter Yim" <peter.yim@cim3.com>
> Date: December 20, 2007 6:40:59 PM EST
> To: ontolog-invitation@ontolog.cim3.net
> Subject: [ontolog-invitation] Semantic Interoperability in Health  
> Informatics: Lessons Learned - Panel Discussion - Thu 2008-01-10
>
>    ************************ Headlines ************************
>
>    The Ontolog Forum is featuring a panel discussion early in the  
> New Year:
>
>
>    *Thu 10 January 2008* - Mr. Marc Wine will be moderating an expert
> panel that includes Professor Saul Rosenberg, Dr. Mike Cummens, MD and
> Mr. Rex Brooks, who will share with us: "Semantic Interoperability in
> Health Informatics: Lessons Learned"
>
>
>    Register your attendance by emailing <peter.yim@cim3.com> offline
>
>
>    ******************** Details ************************
>
> Your are cordially invited to join us at this upcoming Ontolog  
> (virtual) event.
>
> The online Ontolog events are open and free of charge. Anyone who is
> interested, or (better still) who may have something to contribute, is
> welcome. Refer to individual event details on their respective session
> pages. The links are given below, where you will find session agenda,
> presentation abstract, conference call dial-in and other pertinent
> details .
>
>
>    *Thursday, 6-December-2007* - Mr. Marc Wine (GSA) and co-author of
> the recently published book "Medical Informatics 20/20: Quality and
> Electronic Health Records through Collaboration, Open Solutions, and
> Innovation" will be moderating an expert panel that includes Professor
> Saul Rosenberg (UCSF), Dr. Mike Cummens, MD  and Mr. Rex Brooks
> (Starbourne Communications, OASIS & NCOR). Building from a recent work
> of theirs that focuses on using semantic interoperability and
> ontologies in electronic health records (EHRs) for Post Traumatic
> Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury (PTSD/TBI) Clinical
> Decision Support Systems, the panel will take us through a discussion
> entitled: "Semantic Interoperability in Health Informatics: Lessons
> Learned."
>
> ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2008_01_10
> 	
>
>    *Abstract*
>
> The issues surrounding the evolution of practical Semantic
> Interoperability in Health Informatics are complex, and complicated by
> the lack of Information Technology uptake in the Healthcare community
> at large. In Medical Informatics:20/20 the authors, including
> moderator Marc Wine have examined the clinical issues in depth. Marc
> will give us a summary in his introduction to this session.
>
> Mike Cummens, MD worked on the Northrop Grumman NHIN group prototype
> and will discuss what he learned working on the Terminology Service
> Bureau component of the prototype. Mike will also discuss the specific
> problems of adequately translating Electronic Health Records produced
> by one system such as the VA or the Military Health Medcin system to
> another system such as Epic. Because this factor is amplified by the
> interoperability issues of moving data between diverse platforms and
> operating systems, not only must there by translation between specific
> applications that may or may not share common standards, but also
> between combinations of platforms and operating systems, exponentially
> enlarging the problem before considering the problems of scalability
> in performance across such boundaries.
>
> Saul Rosenberg (UCSF) has developed a new concept for the diagnosis of
> brain injury and PTSD, and discovered along the way that he needed a
> new vocabulary standard. Having the opportunity to start fresh unlike
> a great deal of medical terminology and nomenclature developed before
> the widespread distribution of Information Technology, he nevertheless
> faces interoperability challenges. He will discuss what he has learned
> in exploring what will be needed to move his concept forward.
>
> Rex Brooks approaches the field of Health Informatics from the IT side
> of these issues and is building a SOA Registry-Repository for the
> domain of Health Informatics that includes Service Providers,
> Services, Standards and Standards Development Organizations as well as
> guidance on how to implement Standards effectively and understand how
> to assess and select ontologies by groups such as the National Center
> for Ontological Research.
>
>
>    *RSVP* by by emailing me at <peter.yim@cim3.com> offline so that we
> can prepare enough resources to support everyone. (Kindly include your
> affiliation and job title if you aren't already a member of the
> Ontolog community.) Before participating, please also make sure you
> are aware of our IPR policy (ref:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid32).
>
>
>
> Regards. =ppy
>
> Peter P. Yim
> co-convener, Ontolog
>
>
> P.S. Please note that we are taking a break between now  and New
> Year's Day. See our listing of other exciting events at Ontolog that
> we have planned for the New Year, under our "News & Announcements"
> section at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nidW
>
> In particular, there will be a planning meeting (conference call) on
> an possible Open Ontology Repository initiative on 03-Jan-2008. Those
> who are interested to participate and contribute are welcomed to join.
> See details on the session page at:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2008_01_03
>
> In the mean time, Happy Holidays, Everyone!
> --
>
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