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Re: Opening Walled Gardens: RDF / Linked Data as the Universal Exchange Language of Healthcare

From: Sivaram Arabandi, MD <sivaram.arabandi@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:03:33 -0600
Cc: Joanne Luciano <jluciano@gmail.com>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>, Conor Dowling <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>, Rafael Richards <rmrich5@gmail.com>
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To: RebholzSchuhmann <d.rebholz.schuhmann@gmail.com>
Agree with this and want to add one more - this statement from the document:
 	"Meaningful Use currently mandates a patchwork of idiosyncratic formats, such as HL7, CCD/ C32, CCR, NCPDP SCRIPT, C-CDA and QRDA. While such formats provide a degree of machine processability, in comparison, RDF offers significant advantages:"

	- How can you compare RDF to these models? Surely you can serialize data that conforms to these standards into RDF, no? 

Sivaram Arabandi, MD, MS
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On Jan 15, 2013, at 6:58 AM, RebholzSchuhmann wrote:

> Hi,
> don't know how someone reads this, who does not know all these benefits anyways. Reads as if you are selling RDF to somebody who knows half-way the benefits of RDF.
> It would have made sense to be more precise on the privacy and security issues. Neither RDF nor XML have been developed to address privacy / security, and either one is highly important in healthcare systems.  Do you have even stronger arguments for privacy and security issues?
> Hope this helps.
>    -drs-
> On 15/01/2013 12:41, Joanne Luciano wrote:
>> Thanks for doing this.
>> Joanne
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 15, 2013, at 7:21 AM, David Booth<david@dbooth.org>  wrote:
>>> FYI, here is the comment that Rafael, Michel, Conor and I submitted to
>>> the US government Office of the National Coordinator for Health
>>> Information Technology, in response to their RFC on "Meaningful Use"
>>> requirements, proposing RDF / Linked Data as a universal exchange
>>> language of healthcare:
>>> http://dbooth.org/2013/mu/MU-Stage3-RFC-Simple-Response.pdf
>>> Although it is too late to change that submitted comment (as the
>>> deadline was last night), we would still appreciate any feedback or
>>> suggestions for improvement, as I'm sure we will have to make these
>>> arguments and explanations many more times in the future.
>>> Thanks!
>>> -- 
>>> David Booth, Ph.D.
>>> http://dbooth.org/
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>>> reflect those of his employer.
> -- 
> D. Rebholz-Schuhmann - mailto:d.rebholz.schuhmann@gmail.com
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