Week 3: February 8, 2011: Present and Discuss PCAST (large scale call for proposals)

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In this class we will be focusing on a report to the President of the United States. The report makes several recommendations and the purpose of this class is to learn how to respond to a document like this, with research proposals.

Slides for Week 3


Remember to sign up for presentation time slots for classes in which you will be presenting.

Reading Assignment for Week 3 class:

  • Download the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Health Information Technology Report

    Written Assignment for Week 3 class:

    • Propose a response to any recommendation in the PCAST Health Information Technology report that uses semantic technology
    • Include the page number and recommendation from the PCAST report in your response

    Presentation Assignment for Week 3 class:

    • Prepare a short (10 minute) presentation. Include:
    • 2 points your found interesting about the report and tell us why you found them interesting
    • a short description of your response from your written homework making sure to include the recommendation you are addressing and how you are integrating semantic technologies.

    If you need some background reading on the semantic web a few follow:

  • T Berners-Lee, J Hendler, O Lassila. The Semantic Web. Scientific American, 2001. alternative link - http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=
  • Grigoris Antoniou and Frank van Harmelen. Semantic Web Primer. http://www.ics.forth.gr/isl/swprimer/
  • [Ontologies 101] Natalya F. Noy and Deborah L. McGuinness. Ontology Development 101: A Guide to Creating Your First Ontology. Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory Technical Report KSL-01-05 and Stanford Medical Informatics Technical Report SMI-2001-0880, March 2001. http://ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/papers/ontology-tutorial-noy-mcguinne...
  • [OWL Guide] Michael K. Smith, Chris Welty, and Deborah L. McGuinness. OWL Web Ontology Language Guide. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Recommendation. February 10, 2004. http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-guide/
  • OWL 2 Web Ontology Language Document Overview
  • Please sign up starting at 4:20.
    Please make sure to post a link to your presentation included in the signup below prior to class.

    Student 10 minute presentation sign-up sheet

    Presenter Time Author and working title - ex. Deborah's EHR proposal Presentation - include link to presentation Paper writeup Notes / Questions
    Jin 4:20 Proposal for Universal Exchange Language Presentation Paper
    Eric 4:30 Streamlining EHR Metadata Entry slides paper
    Scott 4:40 Semantic Adverse Event and Symptomatic Surveillance Network slides paper
    Peter 5:20 PCAST Response & Healthcare Decision Systems Presentation AST_2011_Ragone_Peter_A2.pdf [Download]
    Ping 5:30 Semantic-based Clinical Decision Support slides paper

    Please look at week 4 for the next assignment. Note that the first part of it is due in 2 days on February 10.