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Re: health care schema

From: Bradley, Lily (HHS/ASPE) <Lily.Bradley@hhs.gov>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 08:45:28 +0000
To: Eric Miller <eric@squishymedia.com>, "Lin MD, Simon" <LINMD.SIMON@mcrf.mfldclin.edu>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, "Joanne Luciano" <jluciano@rpi.edu>, "Timothy W. Cook" <tim@mlhim.org>
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Thanks all! Very helpful. If I were looking at a dataset about hospitals,
what's the 'strongest' (I.e., most "linked") way to describe the content
of that dataset? 

Eric, Is this sufficient/useful for consuming Medicare hospital compare
data:  https://data.medicare.gov/developers ? Other priorities for new

Simon, The US hospital characteristics file is also available via API:
rvices-File-OTHER-September-2013 The data dictionary is zipped on cms
website, but available as text here:

Dan, Scott's in town next week. Which property would "hospital" best fit
into here: http://schema.org/Dataset

Joanne and Tim, I will continue to explore those references. Thanks so

>On 12/5/13 5:59 PM, "Eric Miller" <eric@squishymedia.com> wrote:
>>This group might be interested in this NY Times piece that ran yesterday:
>>"To Make Hospitals Less Deadly, a Dose of Data"
>>I know our firm would like to see a more structured and consistent
>>approach to data sharing.  It doesn't necessarily need to be RDF, just
>>standing up well-documented APIs with standardized schemas would be
>>hugely useful.  A couple of our clients would really like to streamline
>>the process necessary to consume Hospital Compare data, for example...
>>|| Eric Miller
>>|| 503.488.5951 (office) or 503.780.1847 (mobile)
>>|| skype: squishymedia
>>On Dec 5, 2013, at 2:44 PM, Lin MD, Simon wrote:
>>> Marking up those data and making them available would be great! Things
>>>like hospital size, rating, etc.
>>> ==================================================
>>> Simon Lin, MD | Director, Biomedical Informatics Research Center |
>>>Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation | 1000 N Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI
>>>54449 | 715-221-7299 | Lin.Simon@mcrf.mfldclin.edu |
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>>> From: Bradley, Lily (HHS/ASPE) [mailto:Lily.Bradley@hhs.gov]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 4:27 PM
>>> To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
>>> Subject: health care schema
>>> I work on open data at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
>>> Are there schema/linked data efforts that could help us markup HHS data
>>>better? Beyond, medical/biomedical/drugs, for instance, HHS statistical
>>> Would love to hear your thoughts.
>>> Thanks
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