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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 21:01:17 +0000
To: "Sivaram Arabandi, MD" <sivaram.arabandi@gmail.com>, Michael Miller <Michael.Miller@systemsbiology.org>
CC: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <65995D3CFDE49C4A882E9655AFA819FF06721F7D@MLBXv02.nih.gov>
I'm not exactly sure what "more usable" actually means.  However, (for example), the FHIR initiative will have all RIM mappings of resource definitions represented in OWL.  This will enable design-time consistency checking and run-time surfacing of SPARQL end points for each resource.  In the end, that will make the content of the RIM both more usable from a developer's perspective and more available from a consumer's perspective.

Does that help at all?

charlie
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From: Sivaram Arabandi, MD [sivaram.arabandi@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:19 PM
To: Michael Miller
Cc: Mead, Charlie (NIH/NCI) [C]; David Booth; public-semweb-lifesci
Subject: Re: Opening Walled Gardens: RDF / Linked Data as the Universal  Exchange Language of Healthcare

Good to see this change. Will this make RIM more usable?

--Sivaram

On Jan 16, 2013, at 12:23 PM, Michael Miller wrote:

> hi charlie,
>
> that's great, thanks
>
> michael
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mead, Charlie (NIH/NCI) [C] [mailto:meadch@mail.nih.gov]
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:01 AM
>> To: Michael Miller
>> Cc: David Booth; public-semweb-lifesci
>> Subject: RE: Opening Walled Gardens: RDF / Linked Data as the Universal
>> Exchange Language of Healthcare
>>
>> 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
>> ________________________________________
>> 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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