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Re: Managing Patient Confidentiality and Consent in Semantic Web - please join COI call tomorrow for discussion

From: Rakesh Biswas <rakesh7biswas@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:15:42 +0530
Message-ID: <4d785e270906160845h17ecf22et4e6e8926dbe9f3b8@mail.gmail.com>
To: helen.chen@agfa.com
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Dear Helen and the List,

While we wish this discussion tremendous success and hope to join we would
also like to take this opportunity to invite a book chapter on this topic
from any of the participants for our book on " User driven health care"
which addresses these and other issues in healthcare.

Please find the details in this web link:


There is also a chapter template available online at:


Appreciate your help and guidance in formulating strategies toward this book
and look forward to your response.

Warm regards,






Editors: 'User driven healthcare and narrative medicine' by IGI Global


On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 1:35 AM, <helen.chen@agfa.com> wrote:

> List
> Semantic Web technology is making headway to link data and connect people.
> However, in healthcare domain, this very success puts a person's privacy at
> much greater risks. Previously sufficient de-identification technique may be
> rendered inadequate because it is now possible to re-identify an identity
> via inference on the web.
> Both the Clinical Observation Interoperability group [COI] and Terminology
> group [TERM] were confronted with the challenges of patient consent and
> privacy while attempting to connect patient data for secondary uses in a web
> of data and web of semantics.
> The definition and sensitivity towards patient privacy and consent depend
> on a wide range of factors including care environment, culture, region,
> political and religious believes, and the use of patient data. The current
> security model is mainly based on predefined roles and relies on
> cryptography technology for managing patient consent and ensure
> confidentiality. It is not able to handle the complexity of patient
> confidentiality context and its changes. The full stack of semantic web
> technology from RDF to Trust layer promises much richer expressiveness and
> verification mechanisms, which seem to be the natural framework to address
> these challenges.
> A separate wiki page is set up to capture the patient privacy and consent
> management scenarios.  We hope to stimulate the discussion and explore
> semantic web solutions for this highly complex problem:
> *http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLS/SecurityPrivacy*
> Please join us for the COI tcon to discuss how semantic web technology can
> be used to address this challenges and we hope to identify use cases to
> demonstrate the technology framework.
> COI Tcon tomorrow:
> Tues., June 16 , 11:00am -12:00pm US EDT
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> Kind Regards,
> *
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