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Re: semantic web for EHRs

From: Carmel Kent <CARMELK@il.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:35:55 +0200
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: conor dowling <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0CC025A1.35430EEF-ONC22576E9.00297F39-C22576E9.0029BDB7@il.ibm.com>
Unfortunately - this data is the consortium's data, so no.
(In EuResist - we have a publicly open decision support systems that is
built on top of these sets, but still this is just a treatment
recommendation system and not the exposed sets them selves).


Carmel Kent
IT for Healthcare & Life Science
IBM Haifa Research Lab.
E-mail: carmelk@il.ibm.com
Phone: 972-4-828-1059


                                                                                                                      
  From:       Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>                                                                
                                                                                                                      
  To:         Carmel Kent/Haifa/IBM@IBMIL                                                                             
                                                                                                                      
  Cc:         conor dowling <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org,                               
              public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org                                                                    
                                                                                                                      
  Date:       15/03/2010 05:01 PM                                                                                     
                                                                                                                      
  Subject:    Re: semantic web for EHRs                                                                               
                                                                                                                      





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.
>
> 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
>
>
>

>   From:       conor dowling <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>

>

>   To:         public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

>

>   Date:       11/03/2010 11:23 AM

>

>   Subject:    semantic web for EHRs

>

>   Sent by:    public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org

>

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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 .
>
> 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.
>
> Unluckily, their graph store - called FileMan - has no remote query
> language. Which is where SPARQL, OWL et al come into play.
>
> 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)?
>
> Thx,
> Conor
>
>
>
>
>
>


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen
President & CEO
OpenLink Software
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