An Ontological Infrastructure for the Semantic Integration of Clinical Archetypes
One of the basic needs for any healthcare professional is to be able to access clinical information of patients in an understandable and normalized way. The lifelong clinical information of any person supported by electronic means configures his Electronic Health Record (EHR). There are currently different standards for representing EHRs. Each standard defines its own information models, so that, in order to promote the interoperability among standard-compliant information systems, the different information models must be semantically integrated. In this work, we present an ontological approach to promote interoperability among CEN- and OpenEHR- compliant information systems by facilitating the construction of interoperable clinical archetypes.
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