SGML: Medicine for SGML

SGML: "Medicine for SGML"

A presentation at the SGML '96 Conference

Tuesday, November 19, 1996. 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Medicine for SGML

By: Liora Alschuler, President, The Word Electric; Daniel Essin, Director of Medical Informatics at LA County Hospital and the University of Southern California Medical Center; Thomas Lincoln, Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California and Senior Scientist at Rand Corporation; John Spinosa, Professor of Pathology, Scripps.

A new industry initiative for SGML in healthcare has been formed to create, maintain, and promote standards for clinical, administrative, and financial applications working in conjunction with the leading standard for medical information called HL7. This session will introduce the initiative, the coalition supporting the initiative, and its relationship to HL7; provide background on the special requirements of medical information systems and the need for structured information for clinic data; and describe the data modeling done by the HL7 group and how SGML fits into the HL7 picture.