Sharing e-Health information through ontological layering

Kataria, Pavandeep and Juric, Radmila (2010) Sharing e-Health information through ontological layering. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 43), Kauai, Hawaii, January 5 - 8, 2010. IEEE, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9781424455096


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e-Health information, including patient clinical and demographic data, is very often dispersed across various environments, which either generate them or retrieve them from different sources. Healthcare professionals often need related e-health information in order to obtain a more comprehensive picture of a patient's health status. There are many obstacles to retrieving information and data from heterogeneous sources. In this paper we show that our ontological layering helps in (a) classifying requests imposed by healthcare professionals when retrieving e-health information from heterogeneous sources and (b) resolving semantic heterogeneities across repositories and composing an adequate answer to issued requests. We use a layered software architectural model based on Generic ontology for Context-aware, Interoperable and Data sharing (Go- CID) software applications, applicable to e-Health environments. Ontological layering and reasoning have been demonstrated with semantic web technologies.

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Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 16:09
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:36

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