The Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research is participating in patient-centered cognitive support research and applications in healthcare as part of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project (SHARP) program. The SHARP program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

The "SHARP-N" project involves research that will generate a framework of open-source services that can be dynamically configured to transform electronic health record (EHR) data into standards-conforming, comparable information suitable for large-scale analyses, inferencing, and integration of disparate health data. The goal is of the project is to make these artifacts available to the community of secondary EHR data users, manifest as open-source tools, services, and scalable software.
 
There are six strongly intertwined, mutually dependent projects, including:
  1. Semantic and Syntactic Normalization
  2. Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  3. Phenotype Applications
  4. Performance Optimization
  5. Data Quality Metrics
  6. Evaluation Frameworks

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