The Importance Of Medical Terminology And Classification Systems

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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 …show more content…
The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is the standard to describe diagnoses. It develops the consistency among health professionals in recording diagnosis of patients for medical billing and clinical research. However in 2015, ICD-10 went into effect for the US health industry. ICD-10 codes offer many more classification options compared to the ICD-9. And it also split into two systems as ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) for diagnosis and ICD-10-PCS (Procedure coding system). And the same approach has also done with ICD-9-CM and …show more content…
Mapping SNOMED CT to ICD-9 will deliver a link from physician documentation to the billing process. Where the rule-based instructions could be incorporated. This will allow translation between ICD-9 codes into SNOMED CT codes. Here the mapping performed manually or atomically, domain experts designed it as “one-to-one” or “one-to-n” by corresponding concepts. Same level of precision is applied while designing the mapping. However, much-established logic encoded medical coding system still lack a particular semantic support to address the issue. Furthermore, each of the terminologies has designed for a specific purpose and mapping is based on a clinical consent. Mapping will be advantageous because of re-use of methodology, tools and data from the IHTSDO or WHO project to map SNOMED-CT to ICD. Mapping is designed as a rule-based map because one particular concept of SNOMED-CT has several different ICD-10-CM target codes to fully represent the meaning. US National Library of Medicine (US NLM) had coordinated project to map SNOMED with ICD. This alignment has the aim to ensure to clinicians the global use of SNOMED CT in the HER for clinical information. In particular, IHTSDO makes an agreement with WHO to make an association between SNOMED-CT and ICD-11 for information related mortality and morbidity, medical billing, public health

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