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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Yosemite Manifesto?

See About the Yosemite Manifesto.

Why is it called the "Yosemite" Manifesto?

It was named after the meeting room at the San Francisco Hilton hotel where the workshop was scheduled to be held. The room assignment was later changed to the Plaza A meeting room, but "Yosemite Manifesto" sounded better than "Plaza A Manifesto", so we kept Yosemite.  :)

What do you hope to achieve?

The ultimate goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare! But the shorter term goals are: (a) to provide a clear, concise answer to the need for a universal exchange language for healthcare, as articulated by [the PCAST report]; (b) to gain visibility on this effort; (c) to encourage the adoption of RDF for this purpose.

How would it work, having RDF as a universal healthcare exchange language?

This will be explained in more detail when we can, but for a brief overview, see David Booth's workshop slides.

What makes RDF better for this purpose than other candidates like XML, JSON or HL7?

This will be explained in more detail when someone has time, but for a brief overview, see David Booth's workshop slides.