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Essential SNOMED: Simplifying SNOMED-CT and supporting Integration with Health Information Models

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Essential SNOMED: Simplifying SNOMED-CT and supporting Integration with Health Information Models
SNOMED CT (SCT) has been designed and implemented in an era when health computer systems generally required terminology representations in the form of singular precoordinated concepts. Consequently, much of SCT content represents pre-coordinated concepts and their relationships. In this conceptual paper the role of pre- and post-coordinated terminology expressions are considered in the context of the current development direction of Electronic Health Records and the use of communications and knowledge repositories. The move from current SCT structures to an implementation form of SCT that focuses on "atomic concepts" will support post-coordination and terminology binding to information models. This core or "essential" SNOMED CT - called SNOMED Essential Terminology (S-ET) - would be smaller in terms of core concept numbers, simpler, easier to maintain and more intuitive for implementers. Our proposed implementation form of SNOMED CT would contain only "atomic ...
Peter MacIsaac, Donald Walker, Rachel L. Richesson
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where KRMED
Authors Peter MacIsaac, Donald Walker, Rachel L. Richesson, Heather Grain, Peter L. Elkin, Jon Patrick
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