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Re: Request for Semantic Web Business Applications

From: Stephen Adams <stephen.s.adams@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 11:46:26 -0500
Message-ID: <326adb5105031008463e2a5011@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Frank, Carl and Distribution,

I am attaching a WORD document describing the Blood Pathogen & Donor
Alert Compendium (BPDAC) project engagement that CHECKMi is currently
participating in as an example of an application using Semantic Web
technology to solve real world business problems.

I will also include the text below for those who have trouble
accessing the WORD document.

CHECKMi Blood Pathogen and Donor Alert Compendium (BPDAC)

The Armed Services Blood Program Office (ASBPO) is responsible for
ensuring that there are adequate supplies of safe whole blood and
blood products available to meet the medical requirements of the Armed
Forces of the United States during national emergencies and overseas
military operations.

In order to fulfill this role, the military operates over 20 blood
collection centers at military installations throughout the United
States, Germany and Japan. The ASBPO is responsible for establishing
and enforcing the policies and procedures needed to achieve their
mission within the prevailing budget constraints and medical protocols
prescribed by the FDA.

Tracking donor deferral information at the Blood Center Level, the
Blood Pathogen and Donor Alert Compendium uses historical information
and prediction factors to protect the Department of Defense (DoD)
blood supply by providing early warning of increases of donor deferral
patterns and detections of blood borne pathogens.

Additionally, the BPDAC allows the ASBPO to detect conditions
indicating operational issues within a collection center (e.g.,
screening failures) and to generate specific alerts to different users
of the system whether they are ASBPO or collection site officials.
These alerts can prescribe responses such as command interventions to
address life style issues that are impacting the local population.

The BPDAC uses GIS to transform the donor deferral and blood pathogen
results into a graphical representation displayed on a map of the
United States. The map includes a dashboard indicator for each blood
center's status using the Department of Homeland Security Threat
Advisory Guidelines: Low (Green), Guarded (Blue), Elevated (Yellow),
High (Orange), and Severe (Red). The overall center status is composed
of three process elements: Screening Deferrals, Mini-physical
Deferrals and Laboratory Analysis Deferrals. It then supports drill
down into the detail donor deferral reason codes and laboratory
results to identify specific issues.

The BPDAC accomplishes its mission leveraging the CHECKMi Compendium,
an open source XML Registry and Repository, as the standard vocabulary
database. It enables the acceptance and distribution of information in
both ASBPO proprietary (e.g. donor deferral codes) and external
standard vocabularies (e.g., LOINC laboratory analysis codes).

CHECKMi's DEX, an agent application, acquires the proprietary
pre-screening donor deferral codes from the Defense Blood Standard
System (DBSS) without affecting the existing application and thus does
not compromising the FDA certification status of the DBSS  The
Compendium builds the semantic linkage between the distinct vocabulary
of the donor screening program to the laboratory reported incidents of
blood borne pathogens DEX acquires from the Joint Medical Asset
Repository (JMAR) database.

The Compendium is then able to use this information to set the
dashboard indicators, generate pathogen alerts, identify screening
process improvements, and recommend local command interventions for
remediation based on the ASBPO's prescribed procedures for each
deferral reason code.

Stephen S. Adams
e-Marketing Director

Received on Monday, 14 March 2005 09:38:13 UTC

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