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

From: Mead, Charlie (NIH/NCI) [C] <meadch@mail.nih.gov>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:01:08 +0000
To: Michael Miller <Michael.Miller@systemsbiology.org>
CC: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <65995D3CFDE49C4A882E9655AFA819FF06721EE5@MLBXv02.nih.gov>
Hi Michael --

Yes...and to make sure of that fact, Lloyd McKenzie, the author of the MIF, was the person who wrote the transforms.  It was quite an effort which he is just finishing the documentation.

charlie
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From: Michael Miller [Michael.Miller@systemsbiology.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:52 AM
To: Mead, Charlie (NIH/NCI) [C]
Cc: David Booth; public-semweb-lifesci
Subject: RE: Opening Walled Gardens: RDF / Linked Data as the Universal Exchange Language of Healthcare

hi charlie,

and is OWL able to capture everything about the MIF so no information is
lost?  (i would be surprised if it didn't)

michael

Michael Miller
Software Engineer
Institute for Systems Biology

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mead, Charlie (NIH/NCI) [C] [mailto:meadch@mail.nih.gov]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:08 PM
> To: Renato Iannella; Tom Morris; public-semweb-lifesci
> Cc: David Booth; RebholzSchuhmann; Joanne Luciano; Michel Dumontier;
> Conor Dowling; Rafael Richards
> Subject: RE: Opening Walled Gardens: RDF / Linked Data as the Universal
> Exchange Language of Healthcare
>
> HL7 has just completed its first version of the entire MIF -- RIM + data
types +
> vocabulary -- in OWL and is beginning to move to the use of SW as both a
> core design and run-time (RDF) artifact, the first instance of which
will be
> manifest in the FHIR initiative.  Other activities on the radar are
> representation of all existing RIM-derived artifacts -- e.g. RMIMs and
CDA
> templates -- in OWL.  There is definitely movement.
>
> charlie
> ________________________________________
> From: Renato Iannella [ri@semanticidentity.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:48 PM
> To: Tom Morris; public-semweb-lifesci
> Cc: David Booth; RebholzSchuhmann; Joanne Luciano; Michel Dumontier;
> Conor Dowling; Rafael Richards
> Subject: Re: Opening Walled Gardens: RDF / Linked Data as the Universal
> Exchange Language of Healthcare
>
> On 16 Jan 2013, at 02:24, Tom Morris <tfmorris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I think the argument would be greatly strengthened by proof points to
> > support the claims.  They don't need to be long and elaborate.
>
> The best real-world example would be the BBC's Olympic Games system that
> used RDF [1].
>
> I think the Response paper is ok (given the intended audience) - and any
> examples could get complex that actually showed the inferencing
> advantages of RDF/OWL....
>
> The recommendation for "The HIT Policy Committee should seriously
> consider adopting RDF as a uniform, universal exchange language for
> healthcare..." would be probably be worthwhile going to HL7 as well;-)
>
>
> Cheers...
> Renato Iannella
> Semantic Identity
> http://semanticidentity.com
> Mobile: +61 4 1313 2206
>
> [1]
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2012/04/sports_dynamic_semanti
> c.html

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