The Requirements for Ontologies in Medical Data Integration: A Case Study

  title={The Requirements for Ontologies in Medical Data Integration: A Case Study},
  author={Ashiq Anjum and Peter Bloodsworth and Andrew Branson and Tamas Hauer and Richard McClatchey and Kamran Munir and Dmitri Rogulin and Jetendr Shamdasani},
  journal={11th International Database Engineering and Applications Symposium (IDEAS 2007)},
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… CONTINUE READING
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