Personal Health Records: Retrieving Contextual Information with Google Custom Search

My Research Room In my M.Sc study & research me along with my supervisor had written a paper related to Health Informatics that had published in the conference Global Telehealth 2012, Sydney, Australia. The paper had also received one of the best conference paper award in the conference. In my research in MMU, I’m working in health technology and informatics and this is the first time I’ve written an academic paper in my life.


Abstract of our paper is:

Ubiquitous personal health records, which can accompany a person everywhere, are a necessary requirement for ubiquitous healthcare. Contextual information related to health events is important for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and for the maintenance of good health, yet it is seldom recorded in a health record. We describe a dual cellphone-and-Web-based personal health record system which can include ‘external’ contextual information. Much contextual information is available on the Internet and we can use ontologies to help identify relevant sites and information. But a search engine is required to retrieve information from the Web and developing a customized search engine is beyond our scope, so we can use Google Custom Search API Web service to get contextual data. In this paper we describe a framework which combines a health-and-environment ‘knowledge base’ or ontology with the Google Custom Search API to retrieve relevant contextual information related to entries in a ubiquitous personal health record.

The paper is already listed in Google Scholar,, BioInfoBank LibraryIOS Press and some other sites.

You can download or see the full paper via IOS Press by clicking Full Text PDF.

mahmud ahsan

Computer programmer and hobbyist photographer from Bangladesh, lives in Malaysia. My [Github | Business | Twitter | Linkedin | Instagram | 500px]

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