In this series of posts I am looking at SNOMED CT®. While looking at some of the clinical terminology I came across the descriptive terms for administrative data. Amongst these was a description of Death Certificate findings. We had seen (in posts below) that revisions of the International Classification of Diseases incorporated detailed instructions on recording such findings and this is possibly a significant area of overlap between SNOMED CT and ICD (particularly in terms of mortality data).
Other aspects of the administrative descriptors overlapped with the Z classifications in ICD and there is a distinction in SNOMED CT® between the outcomes of an intervention and the intervention or process itself. It will be interesting to see if the SNOMED CT and ICD-11 harmonisation leads to a reconciliation of the administrative descriptors for the two classification systems.
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
SNOMED CT® Utilises the Brodmann Area Classification for Brain Regions
The Insular Cortex and SNOMED CT®
What’s a Kinkajou got to do with 21st Century Medical Terminology?
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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