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RE: [COI] Project Plan Feedback

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:03:09 -0500
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> Your project plan handles "patient recruitment" only if you assume
> that patient records are in DCM and protocol requests come in STDM.
> Neither assumption is valid, so its design seems very incomplete.

Yes, this is a scoping assumption for the initial prototype. It makes sense
to limit scope initially and we can expand scope later.

> Any useful architecture will map free-text requirements from *real*
> protocol documents into working queries of *real* EMR systems.  DCM
> and SDTM may help as intermediate "domain" schema, but without the
> real-life endpoints, we'll show only trivial "interoperability".
> To meet its stated goals, your project plan must demo (1) turning
> real protocol text into queries within some "domain" language; and
> (2) such "domain" queries actually working on real-life EMR data.

I think this involves NLP and is clearly a difficult goal to achieve.
Would propose that it is kept out of scope for now till we have a better
understanding of the resources at hand. Maybe you can take this as a side
project and work on it at a later stage?


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