Linked Data in Healthcare
It is an open secret that healthcare costs are rising alarmingly. This leads to, among other things, control over the people who perform the healthcare function, which results in a high reporting pressure, where every minute must be accounted for. However, this would not be a problem if these reports could be used by multiple institutions. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has therefore initiated a program called Chain information Quality Nursing Home Care (KIK-V) to improve the reuse of existing reports. This program has chosen Linked Data as its central technology to maximize the reuse of existing data. A healthcare institution must also use data for the management of its own organization. Examples include time registrations, financial administration, and medical data, all of which are anonymized. KIK-V has developed an ontology that is used as a central 'language' for the creation of data and definition of reports. As a result, reports are shared by multiple recipients (e.g., NZA, Inspection, Ministry of VWS). This significantly reduces the number of reports that healthcare institutions must provide, making more time available for delivering care.
Taxonic provides specialists who help further develop the ontology (OWL), reports (SPARQL queries) and guide implementations. Taxonic also provides online training to those with whom Linked Data is unfamiliar. For this purpose, specific KIK-V teaching materials have been created as a supplement to existing teaching materials.