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NEW WEBINAR Announced: Yosemite Project – Part 5

“Introduction and RDF Representation of FHIR for Clinical Data”

Part 5-Introduction and RDF Representation of FHIR for Clinical DataSemanticWeb.com recently launched a series of webinars on the topic of “RDF as a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language.”

Part 1 of that series, “The Yosemite Project: An RDF Roadmap for Healthcare Information Interoperability,” is available as a recorded webinar and slide deck.

Part 2,The Ideal Medium for Health Data? A Dive into Lab Tests,” is available as a recorded webinar and slide deck.

Part 3, “Transformations for Integrating VA data with FHIR in RDF,” is available as a recorded webinar and slide deck.

Registration is open for PART 4, PART 5, and PART 6.

About Part 5:

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TITLE: Introduction and RDF Representation of FHIR for Clinical Data
DATE: Friday, December 12, 2014
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
PRICE: Free to all attendees
DESCRIPTION: In our series on The Yosemite Project, we explore RDF as a data standard for health data. Our speaker, Joshua Mandel, will provide a lightning tour of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), an emerging clinical data standard, with a focus on its resource-oriented approach, and a discussion of how FHIR intersects with the Semantic Web. We’ll look at how FHIR represents links between entities; how FHIR represents concepts from standards-based vocabularies; and how a set of FHIR instance data can be represented in RDF.

 

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Semantic Web Jobs: Healthline

Healthline

Healthline is looking for a Informatics Senior Java Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA. According to the post, this position will “Design and implement algorithms for integrating medical standard dictionaries into Healthline ontology. Develop data mining processes to create our Semantic Network. Work on an authoring tool that allows Medical Informatics Specialists to successfully and easily edit our ontology. Contribute to architecture, tools, and standards and practices for the engineering organization. Perform additional duties as assigned.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Healthline

Healthline

Healthline is looking for an Informatics Senior Java Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA. The post states, “Work with dynamic Engineering and Medical Informatics Teams to enhance Healthline’s medical ontology.  Healthline is a web health technology company, employing tools for the future.  Our office is located in San Francisco at Third and Townsend near the ballpark and one block from Cal Train.   This position is open immediately. Design and implement algorithms for integrating medical standard dictionaries into Healthline ontology. Develop data mining processes to create our Semantic Network. Work on an authoring tool that allows Medical Informatics Specialists to successfully and easily edit our ontology. Contribute to architecture, tools, and standards and practices for the engineering organization.” Read more

Baycare Health Partners and Baystate Health Select InterSystems HealthShare as Strategic Informatics Platform

InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, announced that Massachusetts-based Baycare Health Partners and Baystate Health have selected InterSystems HealthShare® as their strategic informatics platform for an innovative, new regional health information exchange (HIE). Baycare Health Partners and Baystate Health have spearheaded the formation of the Pioneer Valley Health Information Exchange, or PVIX, which will rely on HealthShare to provide a “one patient, one record” view across hospitals, medical practices, health insurance payers, laboratories, and other healthcare institutions participating in Baycare’s Pioneer Valley Accountable Care organization (PVAC) and across the western Massachusetts region. PVIX will also serve as an onramp for the region to the Massachusetts statewide health information exchange. Read more

European STATegra Project Officially Begins

A recent article out of Biomax Informatics reports, “The European STATegra Project, tasked with developing solutions to connect data production and data analysis, enables biologists to gain enhanced insight and understanding of their experiments. The European Project ‘STATegra’ has officially commenced at the Prince Felipe Research Centre (CIPF) (Valencia, Spain), with Biomax Informatics as the lead provider partner for semantic integration and knowledge development technology, a key element of the project goals. The project will focus on developing complex statistical methods wrapped into usable tools to provide integrative analysis of data from entire biological molecular systems.” Read more

Pharma Becoming Ever-Bigger Fan of Semantic Technology

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At the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in New York City last week, attendees got to hear a lot about how semantic technology is influencing various sectors, such as government (see our stories here and here) and media (see this article and this one). Another prominent one on display: pharmaceuticals.

Pharma, for example, was the driving use case for the update to Callimachus that focuses on helping users deal with data that’s external to the framework for data-driven applications, David Wood, CTO of Callimachus project sponsor 3 Round Stones, told The Semantic Web Blog at the event. (To learn more about the update, see our story here.)

A session on Tuesday last week saw Lee Feigenbaum, vp of marketing at Cambridge Semantics, which makes the Anzo express and Anzo Enterprise solutions,  put forth a case for semantic tech as being key to data integration and interoperability in the sector, as well. “Can semantic web technologies break down enterprise data silos just as they break down document silos on the web?” he said. “The answer to the question is, “Of course.” Compared to the web, the data silo challenges of even the largest pharmaceuticals organization is relatively minor.”

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