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U.S. National Institutes of Health
Last Updated: 03/05/10

Plans of the Project

  • During years 1 and 2, the participants will select the categories of data that can feasibly be retrieved in response to research queries.
  • The group will create ways to map medical concepts contained in surgical pathology reports to a standard medical terminology in years 2-3.5. This will permit the relevant information contained in surgical pathology reports (e.g. names of diseases and associated clinical information) to be retrieved regardless of the varying terminologies used in the different Network institutions.
  • From the beginning of the project, significant effort will be devoted to constructing the system that will allow useful patient-related information to be transmitted through the Internet in a manner that is compliant with applicable local, state and federal regulations and that protects patient privacy.