Clinical data in FHIR RDF: Intro and Representation – Part 4 of Yosemite Series

steering-josh-mandel_100 steering-david-booth_100Josh Mandel and David Booth

Recorded: Thursday Sep. 17, 2015
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FHIR — Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources — is a next generation standards framework created by HL7.  It is designed to improve the interoperability of healthcare data, and will allow implementers to choose between equivalent XML, JSON and RDF data formats.  This webinar provides an introduction to FHIR and an early preview of the RDF representation of FHIR that is now being developed.  This RDF representation will facilitate automated reasoning and allow data based on other standards to be more readily combined and interlinked.

About the Speakers

Josh Mandel, MD, is a physician and software engineer at Children’s Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-MIT interested in improving clinical care through information technology. After earning an S.B. in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine, he joined the faculty of the Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program and Harvard Medical School, where he serves as lead architect of the SMART Project ( Josh has a special interest in tools and interfaces that support software developers who are new to the health domain.
David Booth, PhD, is a senior software architect at Hawaii Resource Group and at Rancho BioSciences, using Semantic Web technology to make clinical healthcare data interoperable between diverse systems. He previously worked at KnowMED, using Semantic Web technology for healthcare quality-of-care and clinical outcomes measurement, and at PanGenX, applying Semantic Web technology to genomics in support of personalized medicine. Before that he worked on Cleveland Clinic’s SemanticDB project, which uses RDF and other semantic technologies to perform cardiovascular research. Prior to that was a software architect at HP Software. He was also a W3C Fellow from 2002 to 2005, where he worked on Web Services standards before becoming involved in Semantic Web technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.