The ONCO-I2b2 project: Integrating biobank information and clinical data to support translational research in oncology

Daniele Segagni, Valentina Tibollo, Arianna Dagliati, Leonardo Perinati, Alberto Zambelli, Silvia Priori, Riccardo Bellazzi

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Abstract

The University of Pavia and the IRCCS Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri of Pavia (FSM), has recently started an IT initiative to support clinical research in oncology, called ONCO-i2b2. ONCO-i2b2, funded by the Lombardia region, grounds on the software developed by the Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) NIH project. Using i2b2 and new software modules purposely designed, data coming from multiple sources are integrated and jointly queried. The core of the integration process stands in retrieving and merging data from the biobank management software and from the FSM hospital information system. The integration process is based on a ontology of the problem domain and on open-source software integration modules. A Natural Language Processing module has been implemented, too. This module automatically extracts clinical information of oncology patients from unstructured medical records. The system currently manages more than two thousands patients and will be further implemented and improved in the next two years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages887-891
Number of pages5
Volume169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event23rd International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2011 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: Aug 28 2011Aug 31 2011

Other

Other23rd International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2011
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period8/28/118/31/11

Keywords

  • Biobanks
  • Hospital information system integration
  • I2B2
  • Natural language processing
  • Oncology research
  • Translational research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Segagni, D., Tibollo, V., Dagliati, A., Perinati, L., Zambelli, A., Priori, S., & Bellazzi, R. (2011). The ONCO-I2b2 project: Integrating biobank information and clinical data to support translational research in oncology. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 169, pp. 887-891) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-806-9-887