Title: Supporting clinical processes with semantic web technologies: a case in breast cancer treatment

 

Author: Ainhoa Serna Nocedal, Jon Kepa Gerrikagoitia, Iker Huerga

 

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Computing and Electronics Department, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Loramendi 4 – Aptdo. 23 20500 Mondragon, Gipuzkoa, Spain.
Computing and Electronics Department, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Loramendi 4 – Aptdo. 23 20500 Mondragon, Gipuzkoa, Spain.
Computing and Electronics Department, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Loramendi 4 – Aptdo. 23 20500 Mondragon, Gipuzkoa, Spain

 

Journal: Int. J. of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2010 Vol.5, No.4, pp.309 - 320

 

Abstract: Breast cancer surgery is carried out almost entirely manually and there is an obvious risk of human error due to temporary or occasional lack of staff experience (substitutions, sick leaves and other reasons). Another aspect is that the successful outcome of the process may depend on the personal attitude of administrative staff. In order to guarantee patient safety the whole process should be orchestrated and monitored automatically. Support for the solution will be a service-oriented architecture combined with semantic web techniques to infer knowledge from predefined rules in order to make the process safe.

 

Keywords: electronic healthcare records; ontologies; OWL; ontology web language; breast cancer; prognostic factors; electronic medical records; e-healthcare; electronic healthcare; semantic web; cancer treatment; patient safety; service-oriented architecture; SOA; automated decision making; monitoring.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMSO.2010.035553

 

Available online 30 Sep 2010

 

 

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