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An Ontology-Based Tool for the Correspondences between Specialist and Consumer Medical Lexicons for the Geriatrics Domain

Abstract

New services devoted to improve personalized healthcare are emerging from information technology developments. Personal health record systems allow the patients to participate actively in their healthcare process. However, the dissemination and use of personal health record systems face with some barriers, for example low health literacy that leads to discrepancy in understanding medical concepts. While it is important to present health information using consumer-familiar terms in consumer applications, consistently converting medical terms to consumer-familiar ones is a challenging task. We designed and developed both an ontology-like taxonomic structure devoted to the Geriatrics domain for the outpatient and a software tool, for carrying out the matching between the medical vocabulary of the consumer and that of the doctor from the outpatient’s and their family point of view.

Presented at ICMCC 2010

Bonacina S, Pinciroli F. An Ontology-Based Tool for the Correspondences between Specialist and Consumer Medical Lexicons for the Geriatrics Domain [Internet]. In: Medical and Care Compunetics 6. London, UK: IOSPress; 2010. p. 128-137.Available from: http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=16919

20 June 2010

Bibliographic Data

Title:

An Ontology-Based Tool for the Correspondences between Specialist and Consumer Medical Lexicons for the Geriatrics Domain

Author(s):

Bonacina, Stefano; Pinciroli, Francesco

Proceedings/
Book

Medical and Care Compunetics 6 (2010-06-08)

Pages:

128-137

URL:

Abstract

DOI:

10.3233/978-1-60750-565-5-128 (Abstract)

PMID:

20543348

Keyword(s):

Databases, Ontology, Patient-clinician communication, Terminology

Citation:
Bonacina S, Pinciroli F. An Ontology-Based Tool for the Correspondences between Specialist and Consumer Medical Lexicons for the Geriatrics Domain [Internet]. In: Medical and Care Compunetics 6. London, UK: IOSPress; 2010. p. 128-137.Available from: http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=16919

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Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, Italy

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