Talk presented in Spain (WiMS 2013/UAM-Madrid, UMA-Malaga), June 2013.
Replaces earlier version at: http://www.slideshare.net/apsheth/semantic-technology-empowering-real-world-outcomes-in-biomedical-research-and-clinical-practices
Biomedical and translational research as well as clinical practice are increasingly data driven. Activities routinely involve large number of devices, data and people, resulting in the challenges associated with volume, velocity (change), variety (heterogeneity) and veracity (provenance, quality). Equally important is to realize the challenge of serving the needs of broader ecosystems of people and organizations, extending traditional stakeholders like drug makers, clinicians and policy makers, to increasingly technology savvy and information empowered patients. We believe that semantics is becoming centerpiece of informatics solutions that convert data into meaningful, contextually relevant information and insights that lead to optimal decisions for translational research and 360 degree health, fitness and well-being.
In this talk, I will provide a series of snapshots of efforts in which semantic approach and technology is the key enabler. I will emphasize real-world and in-use projects, technologies and systems, involving significant collaborations between my team and biomedical researchers or practicing clinicians. Examples include:
• Active Semantic Electronic Medical Record
• Semantics and Services enabled Problem Solving Environment for T.cruzi (SPSE)
• Data Mining of Cardiology data
• Semantic Search, Browsing and Literature Based Discovery
• PREscription Drug abuse Online Surveillance and Epidemiology (PREDOSE)
• kHealth: development of a knowledge-enhanced sensing and mobile computing applications (using low cost sensors and smartphone), along with ability to convert low level observations into clinically relevant abstractions
Further details are at http://knoesis.org/amit/hcls