In previous posts, we looked at the history of SNOMED CT® and the increasing role of SNOMED CT® in healthcare systems internationally. In this series of posts, I will examine and assess the SNOMED CT® terminology and provide a broad description of the findings where necessary.
Looking at the SNOMED CT® terminology through the SNOMED CT® browser (see this post), I came across the Brodmann area terminology. This is not the only descriptive terminology used for brain regions – there is also a reference to specific neuroanatomical structures independent of the Brodmann terminology (e.g. Basal Ganglia and Capsules Structure). I have covered the Brodmann areas in previous posts (e.g. see here).
In terms of describing the Brodmann terminology, the SNOMED CT® terminology descriptor is 9 digits long and 8 levels deep in the ontological structure. As far as I could see the terminology does not include BA’s 13, 14, 15, 16, 27, 49, 50 and 51. The terminology also links to other sources.
Appendix A – Other Posts in the Series on Health Information Exchanges
A Literature Review of 40 years of SNOMED
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
Creating a Health Information Exchange in Arizona
Health Information Exchanges
Health Information Exchanges and Chronic Conditions
HIPPA and Health Information Exchanges
ICD-11 and SNOMED CT®
ICD-1 – Well…near enough
Körner Data and SNOMED: A Snapshot from 1988
Mapping ICD 9 (or 10) to SNOMED CT®
Over 1 Million Relationships: SNOMED CT ®
SNOMED CT® International Browser
Standardisation of Health Information Technology in New Zealand
Statisticians were Responsible for the Development of an International Classification of Diseases
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‘
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