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Yosemite Manifesto on RDF as a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:03:17 -0400
Message-ID: <51B21255.8000004@dbooth.org>
To: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
FYI, there is an excellent article on SemanticWeb.com about the workshop 
held this week at the SemTech conference, on "RDF as a Universal 
Healthcare Exchange Language", which culminated in a position statement 
called the "Yosemite Manifesto":
http://goo.gl/eibDL

Here is the manifesto itself:
http://goo.gl/mBUrZ
[[
Yosemite Manifesto on RDF as a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language

1. RDF is the best available candidate for a universal healthcare 
exchange language.

2. Electronic healthcare information should be exchanged in a format 
that either: (a) is an RDF format directly; or (b) has a standard 
mapping to RDF.

3. Existing standard healthcare vocabularies, data models and exchange 
languages should be leveraged by defining standard mappings to RDF, and 
any new standards should have RDF representations.

4. Government agencies should mandate or incentivize the use of RDF as a 
universal healthcare exchange language.

5. Exchanged healthcare information should be self-describing, using 
Linked Data principles, so that each concept URI is de-referenceable to 
its free and open definition.
]]

Anyone who wants may add their name to the list of signatories:
http://goo.gl/mBUrZ
(Please do!)  And please pass it on, tweet it, google+ it, FaceBook it, 
etc.  With enough visibility, maybe we can get the right attention to 
make this happen and make a difference in healthcare!

David Booth
Received on Friday, 7 June 2013 17:03:45 UTC

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