The European PARTNER project developed a prototypical system for sharing hadron therapy data. This system allows doctors and patients to record and report treatment-related events during and after hadron therapy. It presents doctors and statisticians with an integrated view of adverse events across institutions, using open-source components for data federation, semantics, and analysis. There is a particular emphasis upon semantic consistency, achieved through intelligent, annotated form designs. The system as presented is ready for use in a clinical setting, and amenable to further customization. The essential contribution of the work reported here lies in the novel data integration and reporting methods, as well as the approach to software sustainability achieved through the use of community-supported open-source components.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/jrr/rrt037

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of radiation research

Publication Date

07/2013

Volume

54 Suppl 1

Pages

i56 - i60

Addresses

CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland. faustin.roman@medaustron.at

Keywords

Humans, Information Dissemination, Interdisciplinary Communication, Algorithms, Access to Information, Software, Medical Informatics, Databases, Factual, Europe, Proton Therapy