OMG Announces Special Event: Terminology Services
Long Beach, CA; December 8, 2009
Needham, MA, USA - October 30, 2009 - OMG™ today announced that a
special event, Terminology Services Information Day, will be co-located
with the OMG Technical Meeting in Long Beach, CA USA on December 8, 2009.
For more information and to register for this special event, please visit http://www.omg.org/terminology-services-day.
The Terminology Services Information Day will explore terminology
services in terms of their business purpose, their role in furthering the
semantic web, and their importance in achieving true semantic
interoperability, ending the day with an open forum roundtable discussion.
According to Christopher Chute, M.D., Dr.P.H., Professor of Biomedical
Informatics, Mayo Clinic, and an industry-leader in the field of Medical
Informatics, "Biomedical and clinical research increasingly involves
collaborations that demand the sharing of comparable and consistent data
across multiple organizations. A standardized set of terminology services
is a critical component needed to attain this objective. I am encouraged
to see that this need is now being recognized and addressed by the broader
Speakers on the program are distinguished professionals working in the
semantic interoperability space, with industry experts from both within
and outside of the healthcare domain. The session is intended for
audiences with an interest in semantic technologies and in terminology and
ontology usage and management. It will also serve as an introduction to
Healthcare IT in the context of efforts that are internationally
recognized as a target environment for e-health programs within and
outside of the US.
"One of the most vexing problems plaguing both commercial and
governmental enterprises alike is the very real problem of determining
what something really means," said Victor Harrison, Director, NPS
Distinguished Engineer Group, CSC. "The promise of the Common
Terminology Services Revision 2 standard (CTS 2) to deal with multiple
coding systems from one source just-in-time is very compelling. I welcome
these discussions and believe they are equally applicable outside of
healthcare as within it."
Presentation topics include:
- An Introduction to Information Interoperability and
Terminology, by Ken Rubin, Federal Healthcare Portfolio, HP Enterprise
- The Business Case for CTS2, by Dr. Jobst Landgrebe, Enterprise
Architect, International Institute for the Safety of Medicines (ii4sm)
- History of Terminology Services in Medicine, by Harold Solbrig,
Technical Specialist, Mayo Foundation
- IHTSDO, SNOMED and its Role in Furthering Semantic Understanding, by
John Gutai, CTO, International Health Terminology Standards
- "Hitchhikers Guide to CTS2," by Russ Hamm, Informatics
Consultant, Apelon, Inc.
- Beyond Healthcare - Cross-domain Applicability of CTS2, by Elisa
Kendall, CEO, Sandpiper Software, Inc.
- Roundtable Discussion, Moderated by Ken Rubin
For more information and to register for the Terminology Services
Information Day, please visit http://www.omg.org/terminology-services-day.
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