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Integrating bio-ontologies and controlled clinical terminologies: From base Pairs to bedside phenotypes
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© The Author(s) 2017. Electronic Health Records (EHR) are inherently complex and diverse and cannot be readily integrated and analyzed. Analogous to the Gene Ontology, controlled clinical terminologies were created to facilitate the standardization and integration of medical concepts and knowledge and enable their subsequent use for translational research, official statistics and medical billing. This chapter will introduce several of the main controlled clinical terminologies used to record diagnoses, surgical procedures, laboratory results and medications. The discovery of novel therapeutic agents and treatments for rare or common diseases increasingly requires the integration of genotypic and phenotypic knowledge across different biomedical data sources. Mechanisms that facilitate this linkage, such as the Human Phenotype Ontology, are also discussed.
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