Fighting Sepsis: Improving Health Care Outcomes with Semantic Technology
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  Michael Grove   Michael H Grove
Chief Software Architect
Clark & Parsia LLC


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

In this talk Dr Andrew Simms, Multiscale Health Networks, and Mike Grove, Clark & Parsia, will describe MHN's approach to improving critical care outcomes in hospitals by using semantic technologies including RDF, SPARQL, OWL, rules, and Stardog RDF database.

The talk will present a case study in the use of semantic graphs, reasoning, public health care standards, and declarative systems to help health care professionals manage critical care and increase good outcomes, particularly around the management of sepsis and septic shock.

Those best practices are complex, rule-driven, and vital to improving patient outcomes. Using expressive data and rule representations from semantic technologies, Multiscale's service is improving patient care and lowering costs in hospitals in the Northwest.

The talk will consider:

  • the use of semtech in health care, EHR/PMR applications
  • how this approach improves outcomes and lowers costs
  • how health care and W3C standards interact to lower costs
  • how Stardog RDF Database is part of the solution

Michael Grove is the Chief Software Architect/VP of Engineering at Clark & Parsia, LLC. A graduate of the University of Maryland in Computer Science, he first joined the team in November 2005. In addition to providing day-to-day technical guidance across the organization, Michael is the primary developer of Stardog.

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