Auditing of SNOMED CT's Hierarchical Structure using the National Drug File - Reference Terminology

Aleksandr Zakharchenko, James Geller

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Abstract

With the ongoing development in the field of Medical Informatics, the availability of cross-references and the consistency of coverage between terminologies become critical requirements for clinical decision support. In this paper, we examine the possibility of developing a framework that highlights and exposes hierarchical incompatibilities between different medical terminologies in order to facilitate the process of achieving a sufficient level of consistency between terminologies. For the purpose of this research, we are working with the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) and the National Drug File - Reference Terminology (NDF-RT)-a clinical terminology focused on drugs. For discovery of inconsistencies we built an automated tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Healthcare Empowering Europeans - Proceedings of MIE 2015
EditorsRonald Cornet, Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Ronald Cornet, Carlos Luis Parra Calderon, Stig Kjaer Andersen, Alexander Horbst, Mira Hercigonja-Szekeres
PublisherIOS Press
Pages130-134
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995111
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: May 27 2015May 29 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume210
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period5/27/155/29/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

Keywords

  • Biomedical Ontologies
  • Health Care Quality Assurance
  • SNOMED CT
  • Terminology as Topic

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