A platform for exploration into chaining of web services for clinical data transformation and reasoning

José Alberto Maldonado, Mar Marcos, Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis, Estíbaliz Parcero, Diego Boscá, María Del Carmen Legaz-García, Begoña Martínez-Salvador, Montserrat Robles
2017 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
The heterogeneity of clinical data is a key problem in the sharing and reuse of Electronic Health Record (EHR) data. We approach this problem through the combined use of EHR standards and semantic web technologies, concretely by means of clinical data transformation applications that convert EHR data in proprietary format, first into clinical information models based on archetypes, and then into RDF/OWL extracts which can be used for automated reasoning. In this paper we describe a
more » ... ept platform to facilitate the (re)configuration of such clinical data transformation applications. The platform is built upon a number of web services dealing with transformations at different levels (such as normalization or abstraction), and relies on a collection of reusable mappings designed to solve specific transformation steps in a particular clinical domain. The platform has been used in the development of two different data transformation applications in the area of colorectal cancer.
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