Technical and semantic interoperability are broadly used components of interoperability technology in healthcare. Technical Interoperability provides interoperability interfaces to enable data exchange within different healthcare systems, despite any underlying heterogeneity. Semantic interoperability make different healthcare systems understand and interpret the meaning of the data that is exchanged, by using and mapping standardized terminologies, coding systems, and data models to describe the concept and structure of data. We propose a solution using Semantic and Structural Mapping techniques within CAREPATH; a research project designed to develop ICT solutions for the care management of elderly multimorbid patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia. Our technical interoperability solution supplies a standard-based data exchange protocol to enable information exchange between local care systems and CAREPATH components. Our semantic interoperability solution supplies programmable interfaces, in order to semantically mediate different clinical data representation formats and incorporating data format and terminology mapping features. The solution offers a more reliable, flexible and resource efficient method across EHRs.
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