Enterprise Search across Data Sets: How Healthline Does It
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  AJ Chen   AJ Chen
Director of Semantic Technology
Healthline Networks


Tuesday, April 5, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Level:  Introductory

Healthline Networks, a leading provider of intelligent health information services, delivers semantic data integration and search technologies to more than 40 blue chip customers including GE, Reed Elsevier, Yahoo!, Aetna, AARP and ABC News. Healthline has created an ontology that consists of more than one million health concepts and a high-performance semantic analysis engine, enabling Healthline to dynamically link disparate health information data sets across enterprises and the web. This presentation will explain how Healthline applies its semantic data technologies to integrate large amounts of information from a wide variety of sources to deliver an integrated, searchable knowledge base. The presentation will also discuss new initiatives Healthline is undertaking, including a dashboard for public health managers that virtually integrates open health data from multiple government agencies; a collaborative effort to integrate drug safety and usage pattern information mined from social media into a search engine for the public; and innovative semantic solutions for intelligent Electronic Health Records (EHR) to help hospitals achieve the next stage of meaningful use goals.

AJ Chen, Ph.D., is an advocate of semantic web and personalized healthcare. Currently as the Director of Semantic Technology at Healthline Networks Inc., AJ designs and develops semantic analysis engine that powers consumer-focused health search engines at Healthline.com, Yahoo Health, AOL, AARP, Aetna and ABCNews within a network reaching over 100M users. AJ promotes semantic technology for more effectively sharing open data on the web and for intelligently using data knowledge to empower consumer health. After starting SDForum Semantic Web SIG in 2007, AJ has been regularly organizing public forums in Silicon Valley to discuss how semantic technology can bring intelligence into the web and enterprise applications. From 2000 to 2006, Dr. Chen developed new genome sequencing technologies for personalized medicine, playing various roles of software development, software management, and product management at Hyseq and its spin-offs Callida Genomics and Complete Genomics. In 1990s, Dr. Chen worked with Nobel Prize winner Dr. Barry Marshall to commercialize breakthrough medical innovations in China. Dr. Chen earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Utah and did postdoctoral research after joining Harvard Medical School and Duke Medical School.

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