Towards an interoperable information infrastructure providing decision support for genomic medicine

Matthias Samwald*, Holger Stenzhorn, Michel Dumontier, M Scott Marshall, Joanne S. Luciano, Klaus-Peter Adlassnig

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Genetic dispositions play a major role in individual disease risk and treatment response. Genomic medicine, in which medical decisions are refined by genetic information of particular patients, is becoming increasingly important. Here we describe our work and future visions around the creation of a distributed infrastructure for pharmacogenetic data and medical decision support, based on industry standards such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the Arden Syntax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-9
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Computers
  • Databases, Factual
  • Decision Making, Computer-Assisted
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Information Systems
  • Medical Informatics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Software
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Vocabulary, Controlled
  • Journal Article

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