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Interoperable medical data: the missing link for understanding COVID-19
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  • Denis Bauer,
  • Alejandro Metke-Jimenez,
  • Sebastian Maurer-Stroh,
  • Suma Tiruvayipati,
  • Laurence Wilson,
  • Yatish Jain,
  • Amandine Perrin,
  • Kate Ebrill,
  • David Hansen,
  • Seshadri Vasan
Denis Bauer
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
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Alejandro Metke-Jimenez
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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Sebastian Maurer-Stroh
Agency for Science Technology and Research
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Suma Tiruvayipati
Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data
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Laurence Wilson
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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Yatish Jain
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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Amandine Perrin
Institut Pasteur
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Kate Ebrill
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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David Hansen
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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Seshadri Vasan
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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Abstract

Being able to link clinical outcomes to SARS-CoV-2 virus strains is a critical component of understanding COVID-19. Here we discuss how current processes hamper sustainable data collection to enable meaningful analysis and insights. Following ‘Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource’ implementation guide, we introduce an ontology-based standard questionnaire to overcome these shortcomings and describe patient “journeys” in coordination with the World Health Organization. We identify steps in the clinical health data acquisition cycle and workflows that likely have the biggest impact in the data-driven understanding of this virus.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

10 Jul 2020Submitted to Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
11 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
11 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
18 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor