Title: Semantic Web and Knowledge Management for the health domain: state of the art and challenges for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union (2007-2013)

Authors: Miltiadis D. Lytras, Evangelos Sakkopoulos, Patricia Ordonez de Pablos

Addresses: Research Academic Computer Technology Insitute, Argolidos 40-42, 153-44 Gerakas, Attica, Greece. ' Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece. ' Department of Business Administration and Accountability, The University of Oviedo, Avd del Cristo, s/n, 33.071 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Abstract: Information Systems in the context of the health domain play a critical role. The evolution of the semantic web and knowledge management technologies in the last years set a new context for the exploitation of patient-centric strategies based on well-defined semantics and knowledge. In this paper we have two critical objectives. On the one hand to exploit the state of the art on Semantic Web and Knowledge Management (KM) approaches in the context of the health domain and on the other hand to underline the key challenges within the FP7 framework of the European Union for customised and personalised health services.

Keywords: semantic web; KM; knowledge management; healthcare information systems; healthcare policies; social networks; patient-centric healthcare; semantics; customised health services; personalised health services; European Union.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2009.024124

International Journal of Technology Management, 2009 Vol.47 No.1/2/3, pp.239 - 249

Published online: 26 Mar 2009 *

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