IT504: OOSTT: a Resource for Analyzing the Organizational Structures of Trauma Centers and Trauma Systems
|Title||IT504: OOSTT: a Resource for Analyzing the Organizational Structures of Trauma Centers and Trauma Systems|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Utecht J, Judkins J, Colvin, Jr. T, J. Otte N, Rogers N, Rose R, Alvi M, Hicks A, Ball J, Bowman SM, Maxson RT, Nabaweesi R, Pradhan R, Sanddal ND, M. Tudoreanu E, Winchell R, Brochhausen M|
|Conference Name||International Conference on Biomedical Ontology and BioCreative (ICBO BioCreative 2016)|
|Publisher||CEUR-ws.org Volume 1747|
Organizational structures of healthcare organiza-tions has increasingly become a focus of medical research. In the CAFÉ project we aim to provide a web-service enabling ontol-ogy-driven comparison of the organizational characteristics of trauma centers and trauma systems. Trauma remains one of the biggest challenges to healthcare systems worldwide. Research has demonstrated that coordinated efforts like trauma systems and trauma centers are key components of addressing this chal-lenge. Evaluation and comparison of these organizations is es-sential. However, this research challenge is frequently com-pounded by the lack of a shared terminology and the lack of ef-fective information technology solutions for assessing and com-paring these organizations. In this paper we present the Ontol-ogy of Organizational Structures of Trauma systems and Trauma centers (OOSTT) that provides the ontological founda-tion to CAFÉ's web-based questionnaire infrastructure. We present the usage of the ontology in relation to the questionnaire and provide the methods that were used to create the ontology.