Dr. Kerstin Denecke and Stefan Kropf took part at the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (Medinfo2013) from 20 to 23 August 2013. At the international event more than 1,200 scientists from around the world came together, whose common interest is to improve the information and data processing in healthcare through innovation in the health, medical and bio-informatics.
Dr. Denecke took an active part with two scientific contributions in this event. The junior research group leader of the DPM group gave a presentation at the forum “Panel on Social Media” to the issue “New Trends in Health Social Media: Hype or Evidence-based Medicine” and participated in the poster session on “Ontologies, knowledge representation, data models “.
For Stefan Kropf the tutorials “openEHR” and “NLP” (natural language processing) were very informative. Especially the explanation on the Guideline Definition Language (GDL) will be relevant for his future research. The young researcher from the DPM group deals with the issue of clinical data models. The area of application of the GDL ranges from simple rules for calculating values to rule-based clinical decision support. The current aim is to store these decision-making aids in a global software directory and to make them available worldwide.