Essay about Medical Terminology And Classification Systems

920 Words Apr 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Medical terminology and classification systems have become very popular for almost two decades over the world. Expressing the need for an integrated management of patients’ healthcare data and semantic interoperability of the medical data. The biggest obstacle in the modern healthcare is when there are many options to describe a single fact. However, much work has already been done through mapping the medical coding system and clinical terminologies. Which allow to use the same clinical language over the world, while using the different representation of the same things. Mapping the medical terminology will create a link between one terminology and another. It will avoid the redundancy of repeating code, keep the value of data same, and facilitate the semantic interoperability between systems that are a source of data and system that are going to be reuse (Cardillo E., 2008).
Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) is a clinically validated, semantically rich, controlled terminology. The most comprehensive, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world. SNOMED CT consists of human-readable descriptions, medical-terminology based concepts, and machine-readable concepts. SNOMED CT is used within electronic health records to support data capture, retrieval, and subsequent reuse for a wide range of purposes. SNOMED CT is also used to enable or enhance analysis of patient records and other clinical documents containing no original SNOMED CT…

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