AHD2FHIR: A Tool for Mapping of Natural Language Annotations to Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources-A Technical Case Report

Raphael Scheible, Deniz Caliskan, Patrick Fischer, Fabian Thomczyk, Susanne Zabka, Henning Schneider, Martin Boeker, Stefan Schulz, Hans Ulrich Prokosch, Christian Gulden

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

A significant portion of data in Electronic Health Records is only available as unstructured text, such as surgical or finding reports, clinical notes and discharge summaries. To use this data for secondary purposes, natural language processing (NLP) tools are required to extract structured information. Furthermore, for interoperable use, harmonization of the data is necessary. HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), an emerging standard for exchanging healthcare data, defines such a structured format. For German-language medical NLP, the tool Averbis Health Discovery (AHD) represents a comprehensive solution. AHD offers a proprietary REST interface for text analysis pipelines. To build a bridge between FHIR and this interface, we created a service that translates the communication around AHD from and to FHIR. The application is available under an open source license.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2021
Subtitle of host publicationOne World, One Health - Global Partnership for Digital Innovation - Proceedings of the 18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsPaula Otero, Philip Scott, Susan Z. Martin, Elaine Huesing
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages32-36
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682648
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics: One World, One Health - Global Partnership for Digital Innovation, MEDINFO 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2 Oct 20214 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume290
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics: One World, One Health - Global Partnership for Digital Innovation, MEDINFO 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period2/10/214/10/21

Keywords

  • Electronic Health Records
  • FHIR
  • Health Information Interoperability
  • NLP

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'AHD2FHIR: A Tool for Mapping of Natural Language Annotations to Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources-A Technical Case Report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this