Using ontology to support context awareness in healthcare

Wen Yao, Chao Hsien Chu, Akhil Kumar, Zang Li

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Abstract

The advances in ubiquitous computing enabled by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and heterogeneous embedded sensors have a great impact on the delivery of healthcare services in hospitals. RFID facilitates the capture of context information. In this paper, we propose a Context-embedded Intelligent Hospital Ontology (CIHO) to support semantic interoperability and context-aware applications using OWL-DL, a Web Ontology Language. The CIHO model provides a formal description of the healthcare domain and supports logic-based context reasoning. For illustration and validation, we conduct sample ontology reasoning and evaluate the quality of the CIHO model with a semiotic metrics suite. By managing the heterogeneous nature of software applications and providing context-aware services, hospitals can benefit a lot from improved patient safety and facilitated hospital personnel collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2009
PublisherSocial Science Research Network
Pages43-48
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2009
Event19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2009 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2009Dec 15 2009

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Other19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period12/14/0912/15/09

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Ontology
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Semiotics
Ubiquitous computing
Application programs
Interoperability
Semantics
Personnel
Sensors

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Yao, W., Chu, C. H., Kumar, A., & Li, Z. (2009). Using ontology to support context awareness in healthcare. In 19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2009 (pp. 43-48). Social Science Research Network.
Yao, Wen ; Chu, Chao Hsien ; Kumar, Akhil ; Li, Zang. / Using ontology to support context awareness in healthcare. 19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2009. Social Science Research Network, 2009. pp. 43-48
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Yao, W, Chu, CH, Kumar, A & Li, Z 2009, Using ontology to support context awareness in healthcare. in 19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2009. Social Science Research Network, pp. 43-48, 19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2009, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 12/14/09.

Using ontology to support context awareness in healthcare. / Yao, Wen; Chu, Chao Hsien; Kumar, Akhil; Li, Zang.

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Yao W, Chu CH, Kumar A, Li Z. Using ontology to support context awareness in healthcare. In 19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2009. Social Science Research Network. 2009. p. 43-48