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RE: HCLSIG Meeting Record 15 Feb 2007

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:16:24 -0500
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To: "Forsberg, Kerstin L" <Kerstin.L.Forsberg@astrazeneca.com>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>


Thanks for the detailed follow up.
You bring up some interesting and important references.

Archetype is indeed a very important piece of work, which clearly
Identifies the role of ontologies. There is some work done in mapping
the Archetype Definition Language (ADL) into OWL.
Alan Rector also has done work in combining information models, vocabularies and
ontologies using OWL and a DL reasoner to check their mutual consistency.

The other information models/vocabularies that might be of interest could be:
- HL7 RIM - Act and Observation Classes
- HL7 Clinical Statement WG
- HL7 Orders and Observations WG.
- HL7 Clinical Genomics SIG

Look forward to hearing your feedback on these, whenever you get a chance.



Vipul Kashyap, Ph.D.
Senior Medical Informatician
Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners HealthCare System
Phone: (781)416-9254
Cell: (617)943-7120
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org [mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Forsberg, Kerstin L
> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 6:24 AM
> To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
> Subject: RE: HCLSIG Meeting Record 15 Feb 2007
> Hi Bill, Vipul and Eric,
> I was quietly participating in the HCLSIG TC last Thursday as I was
> sitting on a bus on my way home. I heard that Eric and you discussed the
> DetailedClinicalModels http://www.w3.org/2007/02/15-hcls-minutes
> Below some brief notes on my investigations related to this approach that
> Eric briefly mentioned.
> Through my work the last three or four years on an information
> infrastructure to enable better use and reuse of clinical data within
> AstraZeneca leveraging external initiatives and standards, I have come
> across different initiatives in the EHR space of potential relevance:
> - Clinical Observations Access Service (COAS)
> http://www.omg.org/technology/documents/formal/clinical_observation_access
> _service.htm
> - Archetypes/Templates (openEHR)
>   http://www.oceaninformatics.biz/archetypes/
> - General Purpose Information Component (GPIC) (CEN ENV13606)
>   http://www.centc251.org/WItems/PT/41/PT41-Message-header-Draft-prEN.pdf
> - ebXML's Core Components + Archetypes (HL7)
>   Exploiting ebXML Registry Semantic Constructs for Handling Archetype
> Metadata in Healthcare Informatics
>   http://xml.coverpages.org/IHC-Dogac-IJMSO.pdf
> My summarisation as of early 2006 was that none of these did have the
> momentum that I thought was required and none of were them mentioned in
> relationship to CDISC or the BRIDG work. Even though the Archetypes
> approach did seem to be something that could evolve to become "Observation
> Types Ontologies" that I see as part of the vision for our attempts to
> propose a RDF/OWL implementation of CDISC submission data standards.
> >From a quick look on the http://detailedclinicalmodels.org pages it looks
> like a renewed interest for the Archetypes approach advocated by Thomas
> Beale, Australia. I will read more thoroughly the article by Sam Huff that
> Bill was referring to:
> - Integrating Detailed Clinical Models Into Application Development Tools
> http://cmbi.bjmu.edu.cn/news/report/2004/medinfo2004/pdffiles/papers/5574H
> uff.pdf
> In my previous investigations of the archetype approach I did find these
> two articles quite useful.
> - Design and implementation of "Two-level" Clinical Information Systems,
> based on Archetypes
>   http://www.ics.forth.gr/eHealth/publications/papers/2004/icth2004.pdf
> - Nursing constraint models for electronic health records: a vision for
> domain knowledge governance
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_
> uids=16115795&dopt=Abstract
> Kind regards
> Kerstin Forsberg
> AstraZeneca

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