Development of a taxonomy for health information technology

Brian Dixon, Atif Zafar, Julie J. McGowan

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Abstract

Taxonomies provide schemas to help classify entities and define the relationships between them. Early computing enabled the development of ontologies and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), the first modern classification of medical terminology as applied to medical literature. Later developments, such as MEDLINE, expanded MeSH to include a number of medical informatics terms. However, a lack of specificity in MeSH and other existing informatics taxonomies for terminology used to describe the growing field of health information technology (health IT) created the need for the development of a specialized taxonomy. Experts associated with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualitys (AHRQs) National Resource Center for Health Information Technology (NRC) created and evaluated a taxonomy for health IT, to enable users of a public health IT Web site to efficiently identify resources within an online, searchable repository.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Sustainable Health Systems
Pages616-620
Number of pages5
Volume129
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Aug 20 2007Aug 24 2007

Other

Other12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period8/20/078/24/07

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Medical Informatics
Taxonomies
Information technology
Medical Subject Headings
Health
Terminology
Public health
Informatics
Health Services Research
Ontology
Websites
MEDLINE
Public Health

Keywords

  • computer communications networks
  • controlled vocabulary
  • information systems
  • internet
  • medical informatics applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Dixon, B., Zafar, A., & McGowan, J. J. (2007). Development of a taxonomy for health information technology. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems (Vol. 129, pp. 616-620)

Development of a taxonomy for health information technology. / Dixon, Brian; Zafar, Atif; McGowan, Julie J.

MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. Vol. 129 2007. p. 616-620.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dixon, B, Zafar, A & McGowan, JJ 2007, Development of a taxonomy for health information technology. in MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. vol. 129, pp. 616-620, 12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 8/20/07.
Dixon B, Zafar A, McGowan JJ. Development of a taxonomy for health information technology. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. Vol. 129. 2007. p. 616-620
Dixon, Brian ; Zafar, Atif ; McGowan, Julie J. / Development of a taxonomy for health information technology. MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. Vol. 129 2007. pp. 616-620
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