Modelling system level health information exchange: an ontological approach

McMurray, J. , Zhu, L., McKillop, I. and Chen, H. (2015) Modelling system level health information exchange: an ontological approach. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 208, pp. 269-274. (PMID:25676986)

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Abstract

Investment of resources to purposively improve the movement of information between health system providers is currently made with imperfect information. No inventories of system-level digital information flows currently exist, nor do measures of inter-organizational electronic information. exchange (HIE). Using Protégé 4, an open-source OWL Web ontology language editor and knowledge-based framework we formalized a model that decomposes inter-organizational electronic health information flow into derivative concepts such as diversity, breadth, volume, structure, standardization and connectivity. Self-reported data from a regional health system is used to measure HIE; the ontology identifies providers with low and high HIE, useful for planners, and using a related database is used to monitor data quality.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMurray, Professor John
Authors: McMurray, J., Zhu, L., McKillop, I., and Chen, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Publisher:IOS Press
ISSN:0926-9630

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