Daily Archives: January 21, 2017

The PREDIMED score

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In their article on Mediterranean dietary indices, D’Alessandro and de Pergola’s descriptions include PREDIMED. I was just looking at this and it is very easy to understand and apply. Taking this as an example of a dietary index, it can be seen that there is a focus specifically on the food components of the diet and not with associated lifestyle factors. This wider context of lifestyle factors has been considered in the modern Italian Mediterranean Food Pyramid and this distinction is relevant to any critical appraisal of research studies. The authors of the above study also emphasise the importance of characterising the original diets adopted at recruitment into the seven countries study many decades ago.

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Mapping ICD 9 (or 10) to SNOMED CT®

Dr Lee Min Lau gives a succinct explanation of some considerations inherent in mapping ICD9 (or 10) coding to SNOMED CT in electronic health records.

Appendix A – Other Posts in the Series on Health Information Exchanges

Arizona Statewide Health Information Exchange

A History of The Health Information Exchange in Pennsylvania

The Arkansas Health Information Exchange – SHARE

The California Health Information Exchange – Cal Index

Health Information Exchanges

Health Information Exchanges and Chronic Conditions

HIPPA and Health Information Exchanges

Creating a Health Information Exchange in Arizona

Over 1 Million Relationships: SNOMED CT ®

Standardisation of Health Information Technology in New Zealand

Why Do We Need Electronic Record Systems to Talk to Each Other

Appendix B – Definition of Health Information Exchange

This is the definition of the Health Information Exchange that I use (Hersh et al, 2015)

Health information exchange (HIE), the electronic sharing of clinical information across the boundaries of health care organizations‘.

Index: There are indices for the TAWOP site here and here

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