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SNOMED-CT

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This is a very small presentation that provides an introduction and brief overview of SNOMED-CT

This is a very small presentation that provides an introduction and brief overview of SNOMED-CT

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  • 1. SNOMED-CT
    Sudeep Bansal, MD
  • 2. What is SNOMED CT?
    Standard Vocabulary of medicine- Clinical Terms
    Basically enables the computer to understand medical lingo and act on it (e.g. CDSS)
    Consists over a million concept codes
  • 3.
  • 4. Components
    Core Components
    Concept Codes
    Descriptions or Terms
    Relationships
    Other Components
    Cross Map
    Reference sets
    Extensions
  • 5. Concept & Descriptions
    It is unit of thought or meaning which is given a unique string which is computer readable
    E.g. Myocardial Infarction 22298006
    This concept may have many descriptions
    Cardiac Infarction
    Heart Attack
    Infarction of the heart
  • 6. Relationships
    Concepts are linked to each other by “Relationships”
    “Is a” - Myocardial Infarction “Is a” heart disease which “Is a” a non-communicable disease
    Causative relationship – Bacterial Pneumonia
  • 7. Real World Use
    Recording, Indexing, Retrieval and Exchange of clinical data
    Clinical Decision Support
    Patient Record = Asthma
    CDSS criteria = Chronic Cardiorespiratory disorder
    Physician reminder = Influenza vaccination
  • 8. References
    National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/Snomed/snomed_main.html
    International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization http://www.ihtsdo.org/
    http://www.ihtsdo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Docs_01/SNOMED_Clinical_Terms_Fundamentals.pdf
    http://www.ihtsdo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Docs_01/Publications/doc_UserGuide_Current-en-US_INT_20100131.pdf

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