TOWARDS INTEROPERABILITY IN e-HEALTH SYSTEMS - A Three-Dimensional Approach based on Standards and Semantics

Jose Manuel Gómez-Pérez, Sandra Kohler, Ricardo Melero, Pablo Serrano, Leonardo Lezcano, Miguel Angel Sicilia, Ana Iglesias, Elena Castro, Margarita Rubio, Manuel De Buenaga

Abstract

The interoperability problem in eHealth can only be addressed by means of combining standards and technology. However, these alone do not suffice. An appropriate framework that articulates such combination is required. In this paper, we adopt a three-dimensional (information, concept, and inference) approach for such framework, based on OWL as formal language for terminological and ontological health resources, SNOMED CT as lexical backbone for all such resources, and the standard CEN 13606 for representing EHRs. Based on such framework, we propose a novel form for creating and supporting networks of clinical terminologies. Additionally, we propose a number of software modules to semantically process and exploit EHRs, including NLP-based search and inference, which can support medical applications in heterogeneous and distributed eHealth systems.

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Gómez-Pérez J., Kohler S., Melero R., Serrano P., Lezcano L., Sicilia M., Iglesias A., Castro E., Rubio M. and De Buenaga M. (2009). TOWARDS INTEROPERABILITY IN e-HEALTH SYSTEMS - A Three-Dimensional Approach based on Standards and Semantics . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 205-210. DOI: 10.5220/0001539302050210


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@conference{healthinf09,
author={Jose Manuel Gómez-Pérez and Sandra Kohler and Ricardo Melero and Pablo Serrano and Leonardo Lezcano and Miguel Angel Sicilia and Ana Iglesias and Elena Castro and Margarita Rubio and Manuel De Buenaga},
title={TOWARDS INTEROPERABILITY IN e-HEALTH SYSTEMS - A Three-Dimensional Approach based on Standards and Semantics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={205-210},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001539302050210},
isbn={978-989-8111-63-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - TOWARDS INTEROPERABILITY IN e-HEALTH SYSTEMS - A Three-Dimensional Approach based on Standards and Semantics
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Gómez-Pérez J.
AU - Kohler S.
AU - Melero R.
AU - Serrano P.
AU - Lezcano L.
AU - Sicilia M.
AU - Iglesias A.
AU - Castro E.
AU - Rubio M.
AU - De Buenaga M.
PY - 2009
SP - 205
EP - 210
DO - 10.5220/0001539302050210