Tag Archives: DCM

Why clinical models are essential to big data

I attended HIMSS 2014 in the mammoth convention centre in Orlando 10 days ago, and went to a session on ‘Clinical Decision Support – is progress being made?’. Despite this being the dead Thursday of HIMSS, around 50 people showed … Continue reading

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CIMI – time for clinician collaboration?

How can CIMI ‘standard’ clinical models be created? In CIMI, we mostly seem to assume two pathways: de novo authoring, e.g. with an archetype tool that consumes the CIMI RM accession and conversion of external models, e.g. CEMs, openEHR, 13606, … Continue reading

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What is a ‘clinical statement’?

In the CIMI forum, a debate is raging about this question. It might partly be my fault for daring to question some things in the reference model, but having done that, various participants are indeed arguing. So that’s a vindication … Continue reading

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Identifying complex knowledge artefacts

Based on a lot of experience, thinking and gnashing of teeth of colleagues Ian McNicoll, Heather Leslie, Sebastian Garde who work on the Ocean Clinical Knowledge Manager (CKM) product, as well as many others using archetypes and archetype tools more … Continue reading

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DCMs & archetypes – why we need 3 layers

This post is inspired by a slightly out-of-control discussion among people in the CIMI group. It’s a good discussion. The latest question that has come up is whether a DCM (Detailed Clinical Model) is a ‘model of use’ (i.e. some … Continue reading

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Ontologies in health: ready for prime time? IAO versus openEHR

A lot of ontology work has been going on for some years that comes loosely under the BFO and OBO activities, which stand to improve how computing in health is done. BFO is the Basic Formal Ontology, and OBO is … Continue reading

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CIMI group goes with openEHR archetypes & UML profile

The Clinical Information Modelling Initiative (CIMI) group led by Dr Stan Huff (Intermountain Health, Utah) met here in London 29 Nov – 1 Dec to make a final decision on formalism, from the two remaining – openEHR archetypes and various … Continue reading

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