Health informatics

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Description:

Health informatics is "the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning." Procter, R. Dr. (Editor, Health Informatics Journal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom). (From the U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Projects:
CHEAR Project LogoChild Health Exposure Analysis Repository (CHEAR)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Co Investigator: Kristin Bennett
Description: Child Health Exposure Analysis Repository Data Science Semantics
Health Data Challenge (HealthData)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness and Jim Hendler
Co Investigator: Kristine Gloria, Alvaro Graves, Tim Lebo, and James McCusker
Description: An infrastructure for large-scale collaboration around aggregation, generation, and publication of health-related Linked Data.
Health on the Web
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness and Joanne S. Luciano
Description: The Tetherless World Constellation's Health on the Web's primary goal is to explore the next generation web technology needed to improve health.
Mobile Health Project LogoMobile Health
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The Mobile Health project aims to bring semantic representations of medical data collected from a variety of consumer and medical grade devices and integrate those data on an individual's mobile smartphone. Combined with the reasoning capabilities of semantic web and technologies such as IBM Watson, this project plans to enable personalized health care through the instrumented self.
PopSciGrid LogoPopulation Science Grid (PopSciGrid)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) PopSciGrid Community Health Portal is an evolving platform demonstrating how health behavior, policy, and demographic data can be integrated, visualized, and communicated to empower communities and support new avenues of research and policy for cancer prevention and control. As a proof of concept for cyber-enabled population health research, the PopSciGrid Portal is designed to encourage trans-disciplinary collaboration, data harmonization, and development of new computational methods for disparate health related data.
Repurposing Drugs with Semantics (ReDrugS)
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Dordick and Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: We aim to find new effective treatments for disease using existing drugs. Our approach is to gather and integrate existing data using semantic technologies to help discover promising drug repurposing.
TW LogoSemantic Data Dictionaries (SDD)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Co Investigator: James McCusker
Description: A methodology building on existing data dictionaries in order to describe entities, attributes, and relationships in data sets through the Semanticscience Integrated Ontology (SIO) and relevant domain ontologies. Semantic Data Dictionaries are being developed in support of other projects, including CHEAR.
SemNExT LogoSemantic Numeric Exploration Technology (SemNExT)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness and Kristin Bennett
Description: SemNExT combines numeric analysis of data with semantic understanding and explanation technologies to provide a holistic means of exploring robust datasets.
TAF LogoThe Asthma Files (TAF)
Principal Investigator: Michael Fortun
Co Investigator: Kim Fortun and Peter Fox
Description: The Asthma Files is an electronic archive of text, still images, video and audio that illustrate multiple perspectives on asthma-- from the vantage point of affected people in different locales and communities, heath care providers, and scientists from many different disciplines.
People:
John S. Erickson

John S. Erickson, Ph.D. has spent over two decades studying the unique social, legal, and technical problems that arise when managing and disseminating information in the digital environment. Currently Director of Research Operations at the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applica [...]

James McCusker

Jim McCusker works on Biomedical Semantics. His current interests are data and provenance interoperability in life sciences. He has worked as a software developer for 11 years in bioinformatics, high performance computing, data mining, natural language processing, and supply chain auditing. [...]

Deborah L. McGuinness

Dr. Deborah McGuinness is a leading expert in knowledge representation and reasoning languages and systems and has worked in ontology creation and evolution environments for over 20 years. Most recently, Deborah is best known for her leadership role in semantic web research [...]

Evan W. Patton

Evan Patton has worked with technology for most of his life in one form or another, and began more rigorous explorations during elementary school on an old Apple IIe computer. Since then, he has explored a variety of topics in computer science, including database systems, networking protocols, syste [...]