W04-05: OntONeo: The Obstetric and Neonatal Ontology

TitleW04-05: OntONeo: The Obstetric and Neonatal Ontology
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsFarinelli F., Almeida M.B.
Conference NameInternational Conference on Biomedical Ontology and BioCreative (ICBO BioCreative 2016)
Date Published11/30/16
PublisherCEUR-ws.org Volume 1747
Other NumbersVol-1747|urn:nbn:de:0074-1747-1

OntONeo is an ontology for the obstetric and neonatal domain, which has been created to provide a consensus representation of salient electronic health record (EHR) data and in order to serve interoperability of the associated data and information systems. Regardless of medical specialty, in general, every EHR deal with data about the entities involved in a health care appointment. We observed the existence at least three actors: health care facility, the physician, and the patient. Besides dealing with the social entities that participating in a health care appointment, we must also deal with the characteristics that define them and the events that are involved. Here, we demonstrate the utility of ontologies of social entities in the obstetric and neonatal domain. We present how OntONeo is dealing with the material entities who perform or participates in a health care encounter. The definition of these actors plus their related characteristics and events will also contribute to turning on the interoperability of information among EHR from different specialties. OntONeo is being developed with an approach based on ontological realism and the principles of OBO Foundry, including reuse of reference ontologies. Among our reusable ontologies, we can mention for instance the OMRSE, d-acts, PATO and OBI.