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dc.contributor.authorHadzic, Maja
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Tharam S.
dc.contributor.authorChang, Elizabeth
dc.identifier.citationHadzic, Maja and Dillon, Tharam and Chang, Elizabeth. 2006. : Use of ontology technology for standardization of medical records and dealing with associated privacy issues, in Mohanty, S.P. and Sahoo, A. (ed), International Conference on Industrial Technology, Dec 15 2006, pp. 2839-2845. Mumbai, India: IEEE Computer Society Press.

Our goal is to move towards efficient and secure use of medical records for the purpose of correct patient identification, diagnosis, appointments scheduling and the like in everyday life as well as in emergency situations. We place emphasis on standardized use of medical records within various regions, countries and even continents. Ontologies can be used for this purpose. Instantiation of the Generic Medical Record Ontology concepts result in Specific Medical Record Ontologies that act as personalized medical records. Ontology files are machine readable and are suitable to be used within the information system. Medical record databases contain personal medical records. Through use of ontologies for standardization of medical records from these different databases, one big virtual database is created that contains medical records of all people. Another advantage of use of ontologies within the system is that hierarchical structure of ontologies will result in better control over access and use of personalized medical information addressing privacy issues associated with this. The significance of this research lies in use of ontology technology for the purpose of establishing worldwide standardization of medical records and dealing with associated privacy issues.

dc.publisherIEEE Computer Society Press
dc.subjectspecific medical record ontology
dc.subjectpatient privacy
dc.subjectmedical records
dc.subjectprivacy issues
dc.subjectgeneric medical record ontology
dc.titleUse of ontology technology for standardization of medical records and dealing with associated privacy issues
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleInternational Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2006)
dcterms.source.seriesInternational Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2006)
dcterms.source.conferenceInternational Conference on Industrial Technology
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 15 2006
dcterms.source.conferencelocationMumbai, India

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curtin.departmentCentre for Extended Enterprises and Business Intelligence
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyCurtin Business School

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