NCI’s Enterprise Vocabulary Services Poised to Support Real-World Data
Your cancer research can benefit from the expanded Enterprise Vocabulary Services (EVS) application and its semantic infrastructure.
NCI EVS enables
RWD and RWE can improve the efficiency of clinical research and help determine the effectiveness of medical products; however, there are complications due to disparate data sources, data models, terminologies, and data exchange standards (which need to be interoperable).
“Lack of data harmonization and standardization policies and practices across the research and healthcare spectrum constitutes a significant challenge for integrating real-world data from disparate data sets and efficient use of clinical data for research purposes,” says NCI EVS federal lead and contributing author, Lyubov Remennik. “Recognizing this, NCI EVS is building terminology services to help make sense of this ‘Tower of Babel.’”