ICBO_2018_56: Towards the Development of an Opioid Misuse Ontology

TitleICBO_2018_56: Towards the Development of an Opioid Misuse Ontology
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsHayes, C, Bona, J, Brochhausen, M
Conference NameInternational Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2018)
Date Published08/06/2018
PublisherInternational Conference on Biological Ontology
Keywordsmisuse, Ontology, opioids

Opioid abuse is a major health crisis in the United States, and it is imperative that patients on an abuse trajectory be identified early. Ontologies, with their semantic representations, provide an advantageous framework for use in early identification of opioid misusers. This paper discusses the early-stage development of the Opioid Misuse Ontology (OMO). Existing ontologies from Ontobee and NCBO Bioportal were reviewed. Data representation for opioid use and misuse was modeled using ontologies with terms from existing resources where possible. Several terms were identified that need to be created. Future directions for OMO include development of new classes, creation of an OWL artifact, publication for public comment, and trialing with electronic medical record data to determine how well it identifies opioid misusers.