An ontology for describing health IT interventions: Methodological considerations

Elske Ammenwerth, Verena Dornauer, Maryam Ghalandari, Franziska Jahn, Nicolet de Keizer, Alfred Winter

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Health informatics as a young, interdisciplinary discipline lacks a unified terminology in some areas. This is especially true when trying to properly describe health informatics interventions developed and deployed to improve quality and efficiency of patient care. We aim at developing a health IT ontology which allows systematically describing health IT interventions. To achieve this, we combine a deductive and an inductive approach. First results are promising and may later be extended by a folksonomy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019: Health and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics


Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019

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