Silver Line Metro for OMB Ontology Memo from Experts (Blevins, Morosoff, & Pohl)

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Background: OMB Ontology and Ontologizing 

Memo - In Summary:

An Ontology:

• is a formal representation of meaning in an information system;

• creates the bridge between the internal world of the computer and the external world of people’s understanding;

• provides an inter lingua between disparate data sources and knowledge bases;

• allows us to build useful and usable systems for complex tasks in health care.

Remember:

• don’t try to divorce the Ontology from its application (the ‘universal ontology’)

• building and embedding an Ontology in a useful application has pitfalls that require judgment, experience, clarity of purpose, and resources.

Also see: Intelligent Information Management Tools in a Service-Oriented Software Environment (Pohl) and E-MAPS on Ontology and Big Data

Agenda:

• 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction (New Tutorial and Mentoring) Slides

• 6:45 p.m Peter Morosoff, President, E-MAPS, Inc. Slides

• 7:00 p.m Jens G. Pohl, PhD, Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, California Polytechnic State University,  Senior Director, Adaptive Systems, Tapestry Solutions (a Boeing Company)​ Intelligent Information Management Tools in a Service-Oriented Software Environment  Slides

• 7:30 p.m. Brief Member Introductions

• 7:45 p.m.​ David Blevins, Staff Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton. Currently supports Life Sciences research performed by the Federal Government. Ontologies in Medical Care and Integration/Reuse Challenges at the Clinical and Enterprise Level Slides​

• 8:15 p.m. Open Discussion

• 8:45 p.m. Networking

• 9:00 p.m. Depart

Peter Morosoff, President, E-MAPS, Inc., 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 302, Fairfax, VA 22030

Jens G. Pohl, PhD, Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, California Polytechnic State University,  Senior Director, Adaptive Systems, Tapestry Solutions (a Boeing Company), San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

David Blevins, Staff Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton. Currently supports Life Sciences research performed by the Federal Government.  Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Blevins worked as an interface analyst for Etransmedia, where he acted as the vendor technical lead supporting the Allscripts products offered under the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Electronic Health Solutions initiative.

To be re-scheduled:

Mike Cummens, MD. I am in the late stages of putting together a start up to provide pharma, academic medical centers and IDNs with a data integration platform including semantic interoperability, cellular level security and full lifecycle data lineage management. ​

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  • Danny M.

    Hi Brand-- I ran into William Sweet and had a good discussion on the presentations and your comment on ontology. He was interested and glad to hear about the Meet Up. I will try to hook him into attending future meet ups. Best, Danny Moore

    July 31

  • Brand N.

    Yesterday at the Analytics 2014: Insights for Mission Impact, I was telling people that Jens Pohl's slides and presentation were the bast I had ever seen and heard for Ontology and a DoD Ontology Application.
    http://usgif.org/events/worksho...­

    Professor Borne's Panel with Dr. Phil Bourne was excellent and I learned more about the NIH's Big Data Commons

    July 31

  • Brand N.

    My Four Phases of Ontology for EHR:

    1. President Bush 2004: “By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care.”
    http://georgewbush-whitehouse.a...­

    2. SICoP and Ontolog Forum Propose Ontological Engineering to ONC in 2005: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin...­

    Note: Health Datapalooza V June 2014: I tell ONC my experience and they admit they should have used Ontological Engineering!

    3. HL7 EHR Interoperability Work Group in 2007 Mentions SICoP:
    http://semanticommunity.info/He...­

    4. Dr. Oliver Bohdenrider's NIH UMLS Group starts to help ONC: http://semanticommunity.info/Da...­

    July 29

    • David B.

      It really cannot be sufficiently emphasized how useful ontology engineering would have been in implementing Health I.T. policy. Hopefully we can see a transition towards the use of ontologies in health information systems in the future.

      July 29

    • Brand N.

      Corrected URL for Item 3: http://semanticommuni...­

      July 29

  • Brand N.

    Indeed, David Schulke, Executive Vice President of the American Health Quality Association testified to the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee April 2006 that “Providers and practitioners…need support from systems change experts who can help ensure that care processes are redesigned to reflect best practices. This hands-on support is needed because literature and experience tell us that as many as half of all EHR implementations fail for one reason or another, often because practices did not go through the rigorous preparation and development necessary for success.”
    Statement by David Schulke Executive Vice President American Health Quality Association (AHQA)— in testimony submitted for the record at a hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, April 2006. http://www.ahqa.org/pub/media/1...­

    July 29

  • Brand N.

    We must realize that, at least for health care, semantic interoperability is very much at its core, and that all electronic systems are, de facto, ‘surrounded’ by processes that will be affected by any new system implementation. The question is whether the processes enable the system to work effectively and efficiently. Perfectly “good systems” will fail if not enough attention has been paid to these process changes during implementation.

    July 29

  • Brand N.

    Thank you for the excellent presentations and good testimonials about the Silver Line. It sounds like the Greenboro Station is better to use than the Spring Hill Station.

    1 · July 29

  • Biplab P.

    I have questions to Peter-(1) How will you filter relevant information from noisy one if you have millions of streams pouring in (2) How will you create personalized effective recommendation from so much of data...?

    July 28

  • Biplab P.

    can't see slides, adobe is loading for ever

    July 28

  • BigData L.

    Brand, for the meetup tonight will you be broadcasting via GoToMeeting ? If so, can someone post the connection details. Thanks.

    July 28

    • k g.

      I have posted the connection details - we will have a phone bride plus the slides on adobe connect

      July 28

    • Biplab P.

      Having difficulty in joining video conference..adobe is loading for ever in adobe..

      July 28

  • k g.

    Please notice that I updated the agenda with virtual attendance details for the community

    July 28

  • epsteinp

    Will the presentors be at the meeting or will they dial-in?

    July 25

    • Brand N.

      Two will be in person and one will dial-in

      July 25

    • k g.

      Dial up information is now posted

      July 28

  • Ann V.

    which new Silver Line stop is nearest the Meetup address - thx!

    1 · July 27

    • Brand N.

      Spring Hill

      July 27

    • Ann V.

      great! 3 cheers for the Silver Line!

      July 27

  • Brand N.

    Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape What is data journalism? Why does it matter? How has the maturing field of data science changed the direction of journalism and global investigative reporting? Our speakers will discuss the implications for policymakers and institutional accountability, and how the balance of power in information gathering is shifting worldwide, with implications for decision-making and open government.

    This event will be live webcast and you may follow it on twitter @STIPcommonslab and #DataJournalism

    Wednesday, July 30th,[masked]am - 12pm EST
    5th Floor Conference Room http://www.wilsoncenter.org/eve...­

    1 · July 24

  • Brand N.

    You now have 300 members in your Meetup Group!
    Welcome and thank you, especially to those that have recently joined.

    July 22

  • Brand N.

    COM.* 2014 Live Online Virtual Conference Available

    August 4-6 with Advance Registration by July 25

    Our Keynote is Monday August 4 at 10-10:45 and our Panel is Monday August 4 at 12:30 to 13:50

    http://hosted.verticalresponse....­

    1 · July 21

  • Brand N.

    Commerce Gets Chief Data Officer and Releases Report on Value of Statistical Data

    My suggestions at the big data workshop hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute to Mark Doms Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce, was they get a chief data officer and stress the value of the government's statistical data - they did that! Good people listen to good advice,

    http://semanticommunity.info/Da...­

    1 · July 21

  • Brand N.

    Data Science for VIVO Application Using OMB Ontology Concept:

    http://semanticommunity.info/Da...­

    Ontology is the MindTough Page Index and Excel Spreadsheet in Linked Open Data Semantic Web format (Subject, Object, Predicate).

    Frank Guerino and Dr. Ken Baclawski are providing feedback for July 28th Meetup.

    1 · July 20

  • Brand N.

    Three activities to update you about:

    Dr. Joan Aron and I have just started a Data Science Publication Commons for RDA, EarthCube, and ESIP as described in Data Science Publication for RDA: Reaping the Fruits: http://semanticommunity.info/Da...­ This builds on the EarthCube Special Interest Group we were invited to start:

    http://workspace.earthcube.org/...­

    As you can see, we are supporting the ideas in Dr. Phil Bourne’s 2013 and 2014 slides.

    Working with Dr. Biplab Pal on a Data Science for Vertical Data Mining Meetup: http://semanticommunity.info/Da...­

    Please provide your thoughts and help with this.

    July 20

  • Brand N.

    October 6: Wolfram Language (invited) and Michael Daconta (confirmed), Build a Knowledge Base with the my (experimental) software EzKb

    See: http://www.daconta.us/Articles/...­ Intro to Facts in EZKB by Michael Daconta
    A basic explanation of adding facts to your knowledge base: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    July 14

  • Brand N.

    DataBay "Reclaim the Bay" Innovation Challenge
    August 1-3, 2014
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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    July 14

  • Brand N.

    I have added background reading links on Intelligent Information Management Tools in a Service-Oriented Software Environment (Pohl) and E-MAPS on Ontology and Big Data to the Agenda

    July 14

  • Brand N.

    REQUEST: The NIST Big Data Public Working Group (NBD-PWG) is sponsoring a workshop at the IEEE Big Data Conference to be held October 27-30, 2014 in Washington, DC. http://bigdatawg.nist.gov/ieee....­.

    The purpose of this workshop is to promote discussion among different working groups addressing different aspects of the emerging Big Data paradigm. We would like to invite other working groups to present the results of their works/discussions to enable working group information exchange, as well as providing an overall picture to the conference community (both technical and business participants) of the current state of the Big Data discipline.

    RESPONSE: Our Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup is doing these things and providing a keynote and panel sessions at the CON.Big Data 2014 on August 4th so we will volunteer to do the same for your workshop. Please see:
    http://semanticommunity.info/Da...­

    1 · July 14

  • Ann V.

    yay!! Silver Line at last!!! McLean VA here we come! :-)

    1 · July 10

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