EFMI STC2014-:Ontologies to capture Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) from real world health data

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April 2014: EFMI STC 2014: Ontologies to capture Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) from real world health data

Date:    Friday 16th December 2011

Time: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Venue:    Department of Health Care Management and Policy, University of Surrey

Audience: Southern PCRN research coordinators

This workshop comprised 3 sessions.

Session 1. Facilitating the use of routine primary care data for research: structure of the clinical record in primary care, potential of coded data in research, data governance and the location and quality of data in the health system

Session 2: Coding: theoretical framework of ontologies, the semantic triangle, terminologies and classifications, type of coding used in NHS, development of a research question data dictionary, coding exercise in ICD10 and Read version 2 5 byte, search strategies to accommodate synonyms and ambiguities.

Session 3: Data extraction: review of current primary care clinical systems, the clinical record expressed a logical database schema, developing data queries, types of research questions expressed as queries, employing retrieval strategies to complex medical concepts to avoid key issues such as displacement.

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On Monday 28th April 2014, Prof. Simon de Lusignan presented his work to the European Federation for Medical Informatics – Special Topic Conference 

click here to download the presentation PDF.

click here to download the paper.