systematized nomenclature of medicine-clinical terms

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systematized nomenclature of medicine–clinical terms



A reference terminology optimized for clinical data retrieval and analysis. Concept definition and manipulation are supported through a set of tools with functionality such as 1. acronym resolution, word completion, term completion, spelling correction, display of the authoritative form of the term entered by the user, and decomposition of unrecognized input; 2. automated classification; and3. conflict management, detection, and resolution.
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In the US, when two institutions exchange health information, SNOMED-CT is recommended for use, free of charge, because of the contract between the US government and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHT-SDO).
SNOMED-CT tambien permite agregar terminos para enriquecer la descripcion del concepto; por ejemplo, se puede anadir terminos que describan el agente causal (<<agente bacteriano>>) o el proceso patologico (<<inflamacion>>).
diabetes mellitus) en varios centros hospitalarios necesitaria un marco de referencia que le indique las diversas formas en que puede codificarse la enfermedad: SNOMED-CT proporciona dicho marco.
Si los codigos diagnosticos de los centros de atencion tienen como referencia las relaciones conceptuales del sistema SNOMED-CT, los datos de prevalencia se pueden agregar de manera exacta y precisa.
Fortunately, I'm not the only one suggesting that ICD-10 should be abandoned in favor of SNOMED-CT (or possibly ICD-11, depending on how that turns out).
Let's abandon ICD-10 and either wait a few months for ICD-11 or (better yet) use compositional SNOMED-CT instead.
According to the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), SNOMED-CT is the most comprehensive multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world.
SNOMED-CT has been identified by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) as the preferred terminology for Australia and is now freely available for use under NEHTA's licensing arrangements (NEHTA 2007b).
The ICD-10 medical coding system facilitates more robust mapping from SNOMED-CT in the EHR due to its granularity and use of current clinical terminology.