Semantics throughout the entire Healthcare Research and Delivery System
With the digitalization of medical and health information, from research knowledge databases through to patient care and records, semantics will play an increasingly important role in the information systems supporting human health. Indeed, life sciences and bioinformatics is clearly one of the most advanced application areas for semantic technology, and one which other industries are taking example from.
For researchers, with so much data pouring in, semantics provide an efficient way to process, interpret, represent, and access that data. At SemTech 2010, you’ll see examples of how researchers are using the full scope of semantic potential – make knowledge connections between disparate sources, identifying and discovering patterns, and visualizing information relationships they weren’t previously aware of.
Healthcare professionals will learn about the current and future applications of semantics that will reduce costs and increase the effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Examples include the advances in integrated medical records, the implementation of semantics in ‘horizon scanning’ as demonstrated by the United Kingdon’s National Health Service; and the ways in which healthcare organizations are currently using semantic tools to improve internal accounting and budgeting, and help eliminate error-prone manual processes. You’ll also learn about the new applications in emergency response and disease surveillance systems that can quickly detect and successfully react to possible public health crises.
Application Areas Include:
- Visualizing Linked Data for life sciences research
- Collaborative knowledgebase development
- Representation of Biomedical Terminologies with UMLS-SKOS
- Enabling patients find clinical trails
- Large scale reference ontologies, tools and applications: SNOMED, FMA and GO
- Transforming Linked Open Data into Integrated Biomedical Knowledge
- Semantics in emergency response
- Semantic health records management
- Improved accounting and budgeting
- Monitoring diseases and public health threats
- How semantics can enable Health Care Reform
The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public. We develop and maintain computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels. We provide and promote open access to the materials and methods required for, and derived from, research, development and education.
- Cleveland Clinic
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- University of Texas
- National Institutes of Health
- UK National Health Service