One of the key problems in healthcare informatics is the inability to share patient records across enterprises. There are several standardization efforts to digitally represent clinical data such as HL7 CDA, EHRcom and openEHR. These EHR standards, which are currently under development, aim to structure and mark-up the clinical content for the purpose of exchange.
However, since there are more than one standard, it is still difficult to achieve interoperability and today the clinical data is mostly stored in proprietary formats. ARTEMIS message exchange framework is developed to provide the exchange of meaningful clinical information among healthcare institutes through semantic mediation.The framework involves first providing the mapping of source ontology into target message ontology.
This mapping is used to automatically transform the source ontology message instances into target message instances. The framework proposed is generic enough to mediate between any incompatible healthcare standards that are currently in use.
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Middle East Technical University - Software R&D Center
Timetable: from 01/04 - to 06/06
Total cost: € 2.957.604
EC funding: € 1.989.000
Project Identifier: IST-2002-002103