This article is an excerpt from the PoolParty website. It shows how a semantic model can be used to build an information portal based on graph databases.
The challenge: Many people nowadays are looking for health-related data on the internet. There are an unknown numbers of health information providers world-wide. When looking for health-related information, the quality and trustworthiness of the data is provided is in many cases more than questionable.
The solution: By selecting trusted sources, the healthdirect network can provide patients with reliable information. In addition, the site has implemented a symptom checker which is based on a semantic model and which allows for a quick and reliable check of the patients symptoms.
Healthdirect Australia has become the most widely used Australian health information site in the country thanks to an innovative healthcare information system that tackles the problem of disconnected data.
There are over 200 health-related information providers in Australia, but a horde of disconnected channels that make it difficult for citizens to find the right answers. As a result, often citizens either use unofficial means to self-diagnose; or head to the hospital emergency room (ER) for minor health-related issues. Healthdirect, a national and government-owned not-for-profit organization aimed to address these issues using PoolParty Semantic Suite.