In this series of posts, I am assessing the SNOMED CT® terminology using the international browser. SNOMED CT® codes physical objects. Many of these are objects that you might find in a hospital or other clinical environment. Whilst many are clinical, some of the coded objects are administrative tools. There are also objects that may be involved in the events leading up to a clinical assessment. The broader description of concepts may be more straightforward to use in clinical practice but there are finer levels of detail for some objects.
Appendix A – Other Posts in the Series on Health Information Exchanges
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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