[ontolog] Scheduled Discussion session - Nov. 3, 2005    (GPW)

Session Format: this will be a virtual session conducted over an augmented conference call using VNC "Virtual Network Computer" (a generic, open source, remote desktop web-conferencing utility).    (H6Q)

Take II: Beyond the Tipping Point: Can We Make Healthcare Standards Usable through Semantic Interoperability?    (H6W)

Conference Call Details    (GQ1)

Attendees    (GPE)

Agenda & Proceedings    (GPI)

Discussion Topic: "Healthcare Informatics Landscapes, Roadmaps, and Blueprints: Towards a Business Case Strategy for Large Scale Ontology Projects" - Discussion Session-II    (GPV)

Healthcare Informatics Landscapes, Roadmaps, and Blueprints: Towards a Business Case Strategy for Large Scale Ontology Projects - Discussion Session-II    (GQK)

Moderated by: BobSmith, Professor Emeritus, California State University    (GQL)

1. Objectives:    (GPO)

This series of Panel Discussions seeks to:    (GR3)

In addition to the previously iterated objectives of this series, BobSmith and RexBrooks have identified significant changes in the Healthcare Informatics Landscape which we believe should constitute a basis for specific discussions during the second half of this session:    (H62)

2. Background:    (GPP)

Prior Ontolog Discussion Forums have focused upon topics such as Services Sciences and Ontologies and Tagging for an increasingly focused audience of interdisciplinary experts and cross-disciplinary practitioners, while recent Ontolog Speaker Forums have examined topics of :    (GR9)

3. Key Assumptions and skeleton of framework to discuss large scale Healthcare ontology implementation strategies:    (GPQ)

3.1 Ontolog Health Informatics foundations    (GRK)

3.2 Ontolog Health Informatics participation in USA’s SICoP and ONC RFI-summary (The Prelude to the 4 RFPs and the AHIC Charter) Today, as a cumulative result of trends and events, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and the United States have launched significant HIT projects.    (GRN)

These individual projects involve implicit ontology strategies impacting many different domains. More specifically, these domains include the financial, geopolitical governmental (legal, law enforcement, military, overlapping municipal, county-borough, regional, state-province jurisdictional) and related business/commerical information networks and matrices. Not surprisingly, the apparent complexity of programs and resource dependencies requires “increasingly sophisticated” tools such as Protege and other alternatives to simple spreadsheets or word processing tools, and training-indoctrination and education of new skills.    (GRO)

3.3 Expansion of AHIC’s impacts upon standards bodies and opportunity for the business case arguments/committments [ Layers, Levels, Points of View / Viewpoints, Goals-Means Chains; Rules, and Rules for Rulemaking Policies; Domain ecology ]    (GRP)

3.4 Service Domain Systems and Service-Oriented Architectures provide means for maintaining EHR-States (Updates and Acknowledgements of State Change)    (GRQ)

4. Pertinent Issues discussed previous and issues to be discussed at this session:    (GPR)

5. Panelists prepared material:    (GPS)

6. Questions, Answers & Discourse:    (GPT)

Session Recordings of this Panel Discussion    (GPU)

 (Thanks to KurtConrad and PeterYim for their help with getting the session recorded.  =ppy)    (GT5)