ResearchEHR: use of semantic web technologies and archetypes for the description of EHRs

Montserrat Robles, Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis, Jose A Maldonado, David Moner, Catalina Martínez-Costa, Diego Bosca, Marcos Menárguez-Tortosa
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2010, 155: 129-35
In this paper, we present the ResearchEHR project. It focuses on the usability of Electronic Health Record (EHR) sources and EHR standards for building advanced clinical systems. The aim is to support healthcare professional, institutions and authorities by providing a set of generic methods and tools for the capture, standardization, integration, description and dissemination of health related information. ResearchEHR combines several tools to manage EHR at two different levels. The internal level that deals with the normalization and semantic upgrading of exiting EHR by using archetypes and the external level that uses Semantic Web technologies to specify clinical archetypes for advanced EHR architectures and systems.

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