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SemanticHealth - Monthly Focus

(30/05/2008) Imagine, for example, you suffer from a chronic disease where you have to take critical medications every day, but you misplaced your supply while in another EU country. Even if you have a detailed list of the drugs you must take, the local pharmacist or doctor may not be able to help you because she/he does not understand it. “Semantic interoperability” (SIOP) across Union healthcare systems is needed to enable health professionals to overcome this barrier.

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