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Re: semantic web for EHRs

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:00:55 -0400
Message-ID: <4B9E4BA7.8070109@openlinksw.com>
To: Carmel Kent <CARMELK@il.ibm.com>
CC: conor dowling <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
Carmel Kent wrote:
> We, at IBM research lab (at Israel) are building a semantic layer on top of
> a patient data and knowledge warehouse (we develop it in few of our
> projects, e.g., http://www.hypergenes.eu/ and http://www.euresist.org/,
> currently with data around Hypertension and HIV patients).
>
> We are integrating data from some data sources and enable the extraction of
> marts from a unified modeled warehouse using RDF Schema which specifies the
> view (schema, terminology etc.). Data Mining engines are using these marts
> for the purpose of analytics, and hopefully the results will then be added
> into the cycle.
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> We also use D2R and XML-to-RDF to extract the triplets from the proprietary
> (both public and private cohorts) data sources.
>   
Will anything be exposed to the public?

Kingsley
> Regards,
>
> Carmel Kent
> IT for Healthcare & Life Science
> IBM Haifa Research Lab.
> E-mail: carmelk@il.ibm.com
> Phone: 972-4-828-1059
>
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>   From:       conor dowling <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>                                                              
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>   To:         public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org                                                                            
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>   Date:       11/03/2010 11:23 AM                                                                                     
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>   Subject:    semantic web for EHRs                                                                                   
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> Is anyone on the group involved or know about adding a Semantic Endpoint to
> an EHR system? I'm working on a SPARQL "profile" called FMQL (see:
> http://www.caregraf.org/semanticvista#fmql ) for VA's VistA, the most
> widely deployed EMR in the U.S. (and open-sourced to boot). You can
> see/code-to the current "linked data" support for VistA at
> http://vista.caregraf.org .
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> Luckily VistA's built around graphs - if you look at a patient like the
> unfortunate Christopher Jones ( http://vista.caregraf.org/rambler/2/9 ),
> you see that his "record" is a patient node referenced by nodes for vitals,
> orders, medications ... The VA has over ten million patients in graphs like
> this.
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> Unluckily, their graph store - called FileMan - has no remote query
> language. Which is where SPARQL, OWL et al come into play.
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> Is such EHR system "exposure" common outside the U.S.? (There's little here
> from what I can see - the interoperability push is around SOAP). Any work
> in Britain, Germany etc.? Or Finland (where they use a similar system to
> VistA)?
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> Thx,
> Conor
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     
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