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Title: ITEMAS ontology for healthcare technology innovation
Authors: Moreno-Conde, A.
Parra-Calderón, Carlos Luis
Sánchez-Seda, S.
Escobar-Rodríguez, G. A.
López-Otero, M.
Cussó, L.
del-Cerro-García, R.
Segura-Sánchez, M.
Herrero-Urigüen, L.
Martí-Ras, N.
Albertí-Ibarz, M.
Desco, M.
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Moreno-Conde,A; Parra-Calderón,C; Escobar-Rodríguez,GA] Grupo de Investigación e Innovación en Informática e Ingeniería Biomédicas y Economía de la Salud, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla, IBiS / Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío / CSIC / Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain. [Moreno-Conde,A; Parra-Calderón,C; Escobar-Rodríguez,GA] Grupo de Innovación Tecnológica, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain. [Sánchez-Seda,S; Cussó,L; Desco,M] Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón. Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Madrid, Spain. [López-Otero,M] Institut H. del Mar D'Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain. [Cussó,L; Desco,M] Departamento de Bioingeniería e Ingeniería Aeroespacial, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. [Cussó,L; Desco,M] Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), Madrid, Spain. [del-Cerro-García,R] Semicrol, Santander, Spain. [Segura-Sánchez,M] Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, Madrid, Spain. [Herrero-Urigüen,L] Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain. [Martí-Ras,N] Fundació Institut d'Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, Spain. [Albertí-Ibarz,M] IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture, SAU, Bilbao, Spain. [Parra-Calderón,CL] Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Seville, Spain.
Keywords: Ontology;Innovation management;Medical technology;Healthcare;Indicators;Health sciences, technology, and innovation management;Gestión de ciencia, tecnología e innovación en salud;Biomedical technology;Biotecnología médica;Health services research;Investigación sobre servicios de salud;Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators;Indicadores de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación;Spain;España
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Geographical Locations::Geographic Locations::Europe::Spain
Medical Subject Headings::Technology and Food and Beverages::Technology, Industry, and Agriculture::Technology::Biomedical Technology
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation::Delivery of Health Care
Medical Subject Headings::Information Science::Information Science::Communication::Diffusion of Innovation
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services::Health Facilities
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Care Economics and Organizations::Health Planning::Health Services Research
Issue Date: 2-May-2019
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Citation: Moreno-Conde A, Parra-Calderón CL, Sánchez-Seda S, Escobar-Rodríguez GA, López-Otero M, Cussó L, et al. ITEMAS ontology for healthcare technology innovation. Health Res Policy Syst. 2019 May 2;17(1):47.
Abstract: Background: The Platform for Innovation in Medical and Health Technologies (ITEMAS) is a network of 66 healthcare centres focused on fostering innovation in medical and health technologies as an essential tool for increasing the sustainability of the Spanish healthcare system. The present research is focused on defining a formal representation that details the most relevant concepts associated with the creation and adoption of innovative medical technology in the Spanish healthcare system. Methods: The methodology applied is based on the methontology process, including peer-review identification and selection of concepts from the ITEMAS innovation indicators and innovation management system standards. This stage was followed by an iterative validation process. Concepts were then conceptualised, formalised and implemented in an ontology. Results: The ontology defined describes how relationships between employees, organisations, projects and ideas can be applied to generate results that are transferrable to the market, general public and scientific forums. Overall, we identified 136 concepts, 138 object properties and 30 properties in a five-level hierarchy. The ontology was tested and validated as an appropriate framework for calculating the ITEMAS innovation indicators. Conclusions: The consensus concepts were expressed in the form of an ontology to be used as a single communication format between the members of the ITEMAS network. Healthcare centres can compare their innovation results and obtain a better understanding of their innovation context based on the reasoning techniques of artificial intelligence. As a result, they can benefit from advanced analytical capabilities to define the most appropriate innovation policies for each centre based on the common experience of the large number of healthcare centres involved. The results can be used to create a map of agents and knowledge to show capabilities, projects and services provided by each of the participating centres. The ontology could also be applied as an instrument to match needs with existing projects and capabilities from the community of organisations working in healthcare technology innovation.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0453-y
ISSN: 1478-4505 (Online)
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