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Toward Pay-As-You-Go Data Integration for Healthcare Simulations


Publication Details
Author(s): Baumgärtel P, Endler G, Lenz R
Title edited volumes: HEALTHINF 2014 - 7th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 7th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2014
Publisher: SciTePress
Publishing place: Portugal
Publication year: 2014
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics
Pages range: 172-177
ISBN: 978-989-758-010-9

Event details
Event: International Conference on Health Informatics 2014
Event location: Loire Valley, France
Start date of the event: 03/03/2014
End date of the event: 06/03/2014
Language: English

Abstract

ProHTA (Prospective Health Technology Assessment) aims at understanding the impact of innovative medical processes and technologies at an early stage. To that end, large scale healthcare simulations are employed to estimate the effects of potential innovations. Simulation techniques are also utilized to detect areas with a high potential for improving the supply chain of healthcare. The data needed for both validating and adjusting these simulations typically comes from various heterogeneous sources and is often preaggregated and insufficiently documented. Thus, new data management techniques are required to cope with these conditions. Because of the high initial integration effort, we propose a pay-as-you-go approach using RDF. Thereby, data storage is separated from semantic annotation. Our proposed system offers automatic initial integration of various data sources. Additionally, it provides methods for searching semantically annotated data and for loading it into the simulation. The user can add annotations to the data in order to enable semantic integration on demand. In this paper, we demonstrate the feasibility of this approach with a prototype implementation. We discuss benefits and remaining challenges. Copyright © 2014 SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications. All rights reserved.



How to cite
APA: Baumgärtel, P., Endler, G., & Lenz, R. (2014). Toward Pay-As-You-Go Data Integration for Healthcare Simulations. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics (pp. 172-177). Portugal: SciTePress.

MLA: Baumgärtel, Philipp, Gregor Endler, and Richard Lenz. "Toward Pay-As-You-Go Data Integration for Healthcare Simulations." Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics 2014, Loire Valley, France Portugal: SciTePress, 2014. 172-177.

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