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Re: moving forward: TM activities

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:25:55 -0500
To: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>, "Melanie Courtot" <mcourtot@gmail.com>
cc: "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C94CEF13.155BE%ogbujic@ccf.org>
Michel,

On 1/7/11 4:04 PM, "Michel_Dumontier" <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca> wrote:

> Hi Melanie,
>   Right now we're looking at three subgroups of relevance for translational
> medicine:
> 
> 1 - sPCHR (semantic Personally Controlled Health Care Records) -> to capture
> patient data using Semantic Web technologies, thereby making use of existing
> Linked Open Data (drug, clinical, etc) and becoming a valuable source of
> structured information for epidemiological research, clinical research and
> drug discovery. We're keen on forming closer bonds with primary stakeholders
> (developers of EHR standards and software; hospitals and clinics) and the COI
> group to get this done.

I would consider patients (everyday people receiving care) and PCHR
developers / vendors as more relevant stakeholders than healthcare provider
institutions and developers of EHR standards.  The nature of PCHRs make them
a disruptive force and very removed from the healthcare provider ecosystem.
 
>   These seem like interesting directions to head out in - but we're open to
> different ideas, and certainly to new participants :)  What do you think?

Personally, I like the idea of a subgroup focused on PCHR systems.  I think
there might be more opportunity for Web 3.0 / 2.0 technologies to make an
impact in that realm than in the traditional EHR ecosystem precisely because
the stakeholders are already consumers of these emerging technologies (so
non-technical issues such as risk aversion and vendor politics are not so
much of a factor).

Just my $0.02

-- Chime


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