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WEBINAR Thu Oct 22 - Standardize the Standards: Using RDF for Healthcare Information

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WEBINAR: Standardize the Standards: Using RDF for Healthcare Information 
Interoperability, David Booth - Part 6 of Yosemite Series
DATE: Thursday October 22, 2015
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
ATTEND LIVE - Google Hangouts On Air: https://goo.gl/FWW0ZW
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One of the major themes in the Yosemite Project interoperability roadmap 
is to standardize the standards, using RDF as a common foundation.  What 
does this mean, and how can it be achieved?  Healthcare currently has 
over 100 standard vocabularies in use, and many more proprietary 
vocabularies.  They use a wide variety of data models and data formats, 
and often define similar terms inconsistently.  How can we now link 
existing standards in a common, computable way?  How can we eventually 
converge on a consistent set of shared concepts that span healthcare's 
many specialties and use cases?  And how can we do this while allowing 
new use cases and specialties to evolve and improve efficiently?  This 
webinar explains how we can realistically make our healthcare 
information standards -- both de jure and de facto -- work together as 
though they are parts of one large, consistent standard covering all of 

David Booth, PhD, is a senior software architect at Hokukahu LLC, using 
Semantic Web technology to make clinical healthcare data interoperable 
between diverse systems. He previously worked at KnowMED, using Semantic 
Web technology for healthcare quality-of-care and clinical outcomes 
measurement, and at PanGenX, applying Semantic Web technology to 
genomics in support of personalized medicine. Before that he worked on 
Cleveland Clinic's SemanticDB project, which uses RDF and other semantic 
technologies to perform cardiovascular research. Prior to that was a 
software architect at HP Software. He was also a W3C Fellow from 2002 to 
2005, where he worked on Web Services standards before becoming involved 
in Semantic Web technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.


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