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Banff, Alberta, Canada
Sept. 6, 2007 to Sept. 8, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2947-X
pp: 308-314
Ashiq Anjum , University of the West of England, UK
Peter Bloodsworth , University of the West of England, UK
Andrew Branson , University of the West of England, UK
Tamas Hauer , University of the West of England, UK
Richard McClatchey , University of the West of England, UK
Kamran Munir , University of the West of England, UK
Dmitry Rogulin , University of the West of England, UK
Jetendr Shamdasani , University of the West of England, UK
ABSTRACT
Evidence-based medicine is critically dependent on three sources of information: a medical knowledge base, the patient?s medical record and knowledge of available resources, including where appropriate, clinical protocols. Patient data is often scattered in a variety of databases and may, in a distributed model, be held across several disparate repositories. Consequently addressing the needs of an evidence-based medicine community presents issues of biomedical data integration, clinical interpretation and knowledge management. This paper outlines how the Health-e-Child project has approached the challenge of requirements specification for (bio-) medical data integration, from the level of cellular data, through disease to that of patient and population. The approach is illuminated through the requirements elicitation and analysis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), one of three diseases being studied in the EC-funded Health-e- Child project.
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CITATION
Ashiq Anjum, Peter Bloodsworth, Andrew Branson, Tamas Hauer, Richard McClatchey, Kamran Munir, Dmitry Rogulin, Jetendr Shamdasani, "The Requirements for Ontologies in Medical Data Integration: A Case Study", IDEAS, 2007, Database Engineering and Applications Symposium, International, Database Engineering and Applications Symposium, International 2007, pp. 308-314, doi:10.1109/IDEAS.2007.45
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