Applying the HL7 reference information model to a clinical data warehouse

Jason Lyman, Sandra Pelletier, Ken Scully, James Boyd, Jason Dalton, Steve Tropello, Csaba Egyhazy

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Large-scale data integration efforts to support clinical and biologic research can be greatly facilitated by the adoption of standards for the representation and exchange of data. As part of a larger project to design the necessary architecture for multi-institutional sharing of disparate biomedical data, we explored the potential of the HL7 Reference Information Model (RIM) for representing the data stored in a local academic clinical data warehouse, A necessary first step in information exchange with such a warehouse is the development and utilization of tools for transforming between local data schemas and standards-based conceptual data models. We describe our initial efforts at mapping clinical concepts from a relational data warehouse to the HL7 RIM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4249-4255
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - Nov 24 2003
EventSystem Security and Assurance - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2003Oct 8 2003


  • Data mining and management
  • Decision support systems
  • Informatics
  • Knowledge sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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