An Ontology for the Social Determinants of Health Domain

Navya Martin Kollapally, Yan Chen, Julia Xu, James Geller

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Abstract

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are societal factors, such as where a person was born, grew up, works, lives, etc., along with socio-economic and community factors that affect an individual's health. SDOH are correlated with many clinical outcomes, hence it is desirable to record SDOH data in Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Besides storing images, text, etc., EHRs rely on coded terms available in standard ontologies and terminologies to record observations and analyses. There is a substantial amount of research on understanding the clinical impact of SDOH, ranging from screening tools to practice-based interventions. However, there is no comprehensive collection of terms for recording SDOH observations in EHRs. Our research goal is to develop an ontology that covers the terms describing SDOH. We present a prototype ontology called Social Determinant of Health Ontology (SOHO) that covers relevant concepts and IS-A relationships describing impacts and associations of social determinants. We describe the evaluation techniques that we applied to SOHO, including human experts' review and algorithmic evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2022
EditorsDonald Adjeroh, Qi Long, Xinghua Shi, Fei Guo, Xiaohua Hu, Srinivas Aluru, Giri Narasimhan, Jianxin Wang, Mingon Kang, Ananda M. Mondal, Jin Liu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2403-2410
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665468190
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2022 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2022Dec 8 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period12/6/2212/8/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Health Informatics

Keywords

  • BioPortal
  • EHR
  • ICD 10 CM
  • Ontology
  • Protégé
  • SDOH ontology
  • SNOMED CT
  • Social determinants of health

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