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Claudio Eccher

Senior researcher
  • SKYPE: claudio.eccher
  • Phone: 0461314161
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Short bio

M.Sc. in Physics in 1996, received the Ph.D in Information and Communication Technology from the Universtiy of Trento, Italy, in 2006. He is a Senior Research Scientist in the e-Health research unit of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler of Trento. His main research activities are on information- and knowledge-based systems for physicians and patients to support shared patient care. He has worked on image analysis in medicine, modelling languages for systems biology, electronic medical records, guideline-based decision support systems, representation and exploitation of medical knowledge in ontologies and workflow modelling in the biomedical domain.

He has participated and coordinated a number of research and industrial projects on EHRs, knowledge-based collaborative systems and guideline-based systems.

Publications
  1. C. Eccher; B. Purin; D. Pisanelli; M. Battaglia; I. Apolloni; S. Forti,
    Ontologies supporting continuity of care: The case of heart failure,
    in «COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE»,
    vol. 36,
    n. 7-8,
    2006
    , pp. 789 -
    801
  2. C. Eccher; C. Priami,
    Design and implementation of a tool for translating SBML into the biochemical stochastic {pi}-calculus,
    in «BIOINFORMATICS»,
    vol. 22,
    n. 24,
    2006
    , pp. 3075 -
    3081
  3. Claudio eccher; Paola Lecca,
    Translating SBML Models into the Stochastic π-Calculus for Stochastic Simulation,
    Transactions on Computational Systems Biology VII,
    Berlin Heidelberg,
    Springer,
    2006
    , pp. 73 -
    88
  4. C. Eccher; L. Eccher; U. Izzo,
    An implementation of a Security Infrastructure compliant with the Italian Personal Data Protection Code in a Web-based Cooperative Work System,
    AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings 2008,
    American Medical Informatics Association,
    2005
    , pp. 945-
    945
    , (AMIA Annual Symposium,
    Washington DC,
    22/10/2005 a 26/10/2005)
  5. C. Eccher; L. Eccher; U. Izzo,
    An implementation of a Security Infrastructure compliant with the Italian Personal Data Protection Code in a Web-based Cooperative Work System,
    AMIA Annual Symposium,
    Washington DC,
  6. S. Forti; M. Galvagni; E. Galligioni; C. Eccher,
    A Real Time Teleconsultation System for Sharing an Oncologic Web-based Electronic Medical Record,
    AMIA Annual Symposium,
    Washington DC,
    22/10/2005 a 26/10/2005,
  7. A. Sboner; P. Bauer; G. Zumiani; C. Eccher; E. Blanzieri; S. Forti; M. Cristofolini,
    Clinical Validation of an automated system for supporting the early diagnosis of melanoma,
    in «SKIN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY»,
    2004
    , pp. 184 -
    192
  8. C. Eccher; L. Eccher; E. Galligioni; L. Nardelli; M. Orlandi; S. Forti,
    Adding Voice Interaction to a Web-based Oncological Medical Record for Managing Data and Information,
    Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics [MEDINFO 2004],
    2004
  9. C. Eccher; B. Purin; M. Rigo; A. Serra; C. Favaretti; G. Guarrera; S. Forti,
    A web-based co-operative work framework for heart failure patient management,
    TeleMed & eHealth `04: Citizen Centred Care,
    The Royal Society of Medicine,
    2004
    , pp. 43-
    44
    , (TeleMed & eHealth `04: Citizen Centred Care,
    London, UK,
    29/11/2004 - 30/11/2004)
  10. B. Purin; C. Eccher; M. Rigo; A. Serra; S. Forti,
    Developing a Real Archetype-Based EPR for Heart Failure Patient Management,
    Objectives: To test the ontology approach for knowledge representation in developing a working distributed electronic patient record (EPR) for heart failure patient’s care process management by starting from the archetype-based openEHR architecture. In this paper, our work in developing a domain conceptualization for real laboratory test results is presented as well as our software solution for the archetype management into a preexistent working EPR system that has been developed in the e-Heart Failure project funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento (Northern Italy) and started in May 2002. Methods: On the examination of a significant extract of the laboratory test reports we started from, out concept descriptions customized to domain specifications are explained. As regards implementation, archetypes were represented using eXtended Markup Language (XML) format whereas components for their management were developed with Microsoft COM+ technology. The whole structure of our EPR is described. Results: All the laboratory test results used in the heart failure care process have been represented in archetypes and then integrated into the Web-based EPR system. At present this EPR has been using and evaluating in the district of Trento by the health care professionals involved in the heart failure patient management. Conclusions: Archetype approach seems to work. As we have tested, archetypes allow to model and manage clinical information in a flexible and powerful way so that it is possible the rapid integration of new medical knowledge with no changes in software architecture,
    2004

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