Enhancing a taxonomy for health information technology

An exploratory study of user input towards folksonomy

Brian Dixon, Julie J. McGowan

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has created a public website to disseminate critical information regarding its health information technology initiative. The website is maintained by AHRQ's Natiomal Resource Center (NRC) for Health Information Technology. In the latest continuous quality improvement project, the NRC used the site's search logs to extract user-generated search phrases. The phrases were then compared to the site's controlled vocabulary with respect to language, grammar, and search precision. Results of the comparison demonstrate that search log data can be a cost-effective way to improve controlled vocabularies as well as information retrieval. User-entered search phrases were found to also share many similarities with folksonomy tags.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics
Pages1055-1059
Number of pages5
Volume160
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2010
Event13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 12 2010Sep 15 2010

Other

Other13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/12/109/15/10

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Controlled Vocabulary
Medical Informatics
Thesauri
Taxonomies
Information technology
Websites
United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health
Information Storage and Retrieval
Quality Improvement
Information retrieval
Language
Costs and Cost Analysis
Costs

Keywords

  • Classification
  • Health informatics
  • Information retrieval
  • Internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Dixon, B., & McGowan, J. J. (2010). Enhancing a taxonomy for health information technology: An exploratory study of user input towards folksonomy. In Medinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics (PART 1 ed., Vol. 160, pp. 1055-1059) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-1055

Enhancing a taxonomy for health information technology : An exploratory study of user input towards folksonomy. / Dixon, Brian; McGowan, Julie J.

Medinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics. Vol. 160 PART 1. ed. 2010. p. 1055-1059.

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

Dixon, B & McGowan, JJ 2010, Enhancing a taxonomy for health information technology: An exploratory study of user input towards folksonomy. in Medinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics. PART 1 edn, vol. 160, pp. 1055-1059, 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, 9/12/10. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-1055
Dixon B, McGowan JJ. Enhancing a taxonomy for health information technology: An exploratory study of user input towards folksonomy. In Medinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics. PART 1 ed. Vol. 160. 2010. p. 1055-1059 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-1055
Dixon, Brian ; McGowan, Julie J. / Enhancing a taxonomy for health information technology : An exploratory study of user input towards folksonomy. Medinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics. Vol. 160 PART 1. ed. 2010. pp. 1055-1059
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