Preliminary Program - WS 1

"Ontology-based Biomedical Data Capture" (21st July, full day)

Short description of the workshop

Whereas there is plenty of research on ontologies, their application to increase the (re)use of data in the healthcare setting is still limited. This is caused, among others, by the lack of proper user interfaces to capture biomedical data using ontologies such as SNOMED CT. There is no evidence yet how user-friendly and fast data capturing can be facilitated.

To make steps towards such evidence we need theory on ontology-based data capture. Based on presentations of literature review, existing implementations of ontology-based data capture and practical exercises we will discuss the current status of work and define plans for a joint research agenda.

Program outline

08:30 - 10:00INTRODUCTION
Welcome & Outline of the workshop – Ronald Cornet5 min
Introduction of participants – all 55 min
A systematic literature review on ontology based data capturing – Nicolet de Keizer (Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands)30 min
10:00 - 10:30BREAK
10:30 - 12:30EXPERIENCES
Lexical searching in SNOMED CT – Jeremy Rogers (by proxy) (National Health Service, UK)60 min
Discussion on phases in the data capturing process – all60 min
12:30 – 13:30LUNCH
13:30 – 14:00Prioritization of discussion items for research agenda
Design Guidelines for Coding of Clinical Data – Diane de Sousa (Healthcare Human Factors Toronto, Canada)60 min
15:00 - 15:30BREAK
15:30 - 16:45RESEARCH AGENDA
Discussion on research agenda / evaluation aspects - all60 min
  • Development of a benchmark test set for GUI evaluation
  • Outcome measures to evaluate (usability and adequacy of) GUI
  • Evaluation study designs
Roundup15 min
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