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Building a Semantic Model to Enhance the User's Perceived Functionality of the EHR.

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eHealth Research and Innovation Unit, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria.


In order to facilitate and increase the usability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for healthcare professional's daily work, we have designed a system that enables functional and flexible EHR access, based on the execution of clinical workflows and the composition of Semantic Web Services (SWS). The backbone of this system is based on an ontology. In this paper we present the strategy that we have followed for its design, and an overview of the resulting model. The designed ontology enables to model patient-centred clinical EHR workflows, the involved sequence of tasks and its associated functionality and managed clinical data. This semantic model constitutes also the main pillar for enabling dynamic service selection in our system.

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