SNOMED-CT

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SNOMED-CT

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

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