DCC Terminology Service—An Automated CI/CD Pipeline for Converting Clinical and Biomedical Terminologies in Graph Format for the Swiss Personalized Health Network

Philip Krauss, Vasundra Touré, Kristin Gnodtke, Katrin Crameri, Sabine Österle
2021 Applied Sciences  
One goal of the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) is to provide an infrastructure for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) health-related data for research purposes. Semantic web technology and biomedical terminologies are key to achieving semantic interoperability. To enable the integrative use of different terminologies, a terminology service is a important component of the SPHN Infrastructure for FAIR data. It provides both the current and historical versions of the
more » ... terminologies in an SPHN-compliant graph format. To minimize the usually high maintenance effort of a terminology service, we developed an automated CI/CD pipeline for converting clinical and biomedical terminologies in an SPHN-compatible way. Hospitals, research infrastructure providers, as well as any other data providers, can download a terminology bundle (currently composed of SNOMED CT, LOINC, UCUM, ATC, ICD-10-GM, and CHOP) and deploy it in their local terminology service. The distributed service architecture allows each party to fulfill their local IT and security requirements, while still having an up-to-date interoperable stack of SPHN-compliant terminologies. In the future, more terminologies and mappings will be added to the terminology service according to the needs of the SPHN community.
doi:10.3390/app112311311 fatcat:hcbbjbhiwjhbpfb4jv2fednm6q