Toward Pay-As-You-Go Data Integration for Healthcare Simulations

Philipp Baumgärtel, Gregor Endler, Richard Lenz

Abstract

ProHTA (Prospective Health Technology Assessment) aims at understanding the impact of innovative medical processes and technologies at an early stage. To that end, large scale healthcare simulations are employed to estimate the effects of potential innovations. Simulation techniques are also utilized to detect areas with a high potential for improving the supply chain of healthcare. The data needed for both validating and adjusting these simulations typically comes from various heterogeneous sources and is often preaggregated and insufficiently documented. Thus, new data management techniques are required to cope with these conditions. Because of the high initial integration effort, we propose a pay-as-you-go approach using RDF. Thereby, data storage is separated from semantic annotation. Our proposed system offers automatic initial integration of various data sources. Additionally, it provides methods for searching semantically annotated data and for loading it into the simulation. The user can add annotations to the data in order to enable semantic integration on demand. In this paper, we demonstrate the feasibility of this approach with a prototype implementation. We discuss benefits and remaining challenges.

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Baumgärtel P., Endler G. and Lenz R. (2014). Toward Pay-As-You-Go Data Integration for Healthcare Simulations . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-010-9, pages 172-177. DOI: 10.5220/0004734201720177


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@conference{healthinf14,
author={Philipp Baumgärtel and Gregor Endler and Richard Lenz},
title={Toward Pay-As-You-Go Data Integration for Healthcare Simulations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={172-177},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004734201720177},
isbn={978-989-758-010-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - Toward Pay-As-You-Go Data Integration for Healthcare Simulations
SN - 978-989-758-010-9
AU - Baumgärtel P.
AU - Endler G.
AU - Lenz R.
PY - 2014
SP - 172
EP - 177
DO - 10.5220/0004734201720177