Stop the fear mongering over ICD-10: It's just another taxonomy
A recent Weekly Standard article shrilly announced that an Oct. 1, 2014, update of ICD medical codes would augur “a nightmare for doctors.” This was not the only source predicting doom and gloom for the forthcoming code switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 -- so I decided to investigate.
It turns out many of these critics are falling victim to common misunderstandings about taxonomies and the characteristics and purposes of large, structured data sets. Here’s how.
The IFRS Foundation has published the IFRS Taxonomy 2014. The IFRS Taxonomy is a translation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) into eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
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A Virginia Tech researcher has developed a new way to classify and name organisms based on their genome sequence and in doing so created a universal language that scientists can use to communicate with unprecedented specificity about all life on Earth.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-scientist-revolutionary-life-earth.html#jCp
Bruce Pharr, VP, Bioinformatics Systems will present at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference in San Francisco.
Psychiatry professor Samuel Leistedt watched 400 movies, identified 126 psychopathic characters, and sorted them into four broad clinical categories. This article from the Boston Globe takes a peak at some of the nastier characters in movie history and arranges them based on type.
It's that time of year, folks, when it seems like everyone is publishing some kind of year end list or "round up" of the years news highlights, blogsand blog posts, photos, videos, and more. So why not do the same here at Synaptica?To keep things manageable, listed here are some 2013 blogs and blog entries, culled from almost a thousand, that address taxonomy in one way or another. You'll find taxonomy as it relates to Drupal (no suprise) Pinterest, Bloom's educational classification (again, no surprise), the Semantic Web, Twitter, Ajax, and more.
375 people participated in SAE's classification schema use survey; and, 240 completed it. To the first question, "Which classification scheme do you/your company use?" it's notable that the answer "Taxonomy" registers the highest number of response while "I do not know" is a distant second ("Ontology" comes in third.) More from the classification survey to come. *Faith, Ashleigh et. al. “Classification Schema Use.” Survey. 29 September 2013 through 15 October 2013.
With the launch of Obamacare just a few weeks behind us, those of you engaged in controlled vocabulary development related to natural language processing (NLP) might be interested in Clinithink's CLiX, technology that "enables healthcare providers and solution vendors to extract knowledge from the clinical data trapped in the free text of discharge summaries, clinical notes, and other documents." To learn more about CLiX, check out the video Unlocking Healthcare Data with Clinical NLP.