In this series of posts I am looking at SNOMED CT® using the international browser.
SNOMED CT® codes procedures across biological, psychological and social domains. So it is possible to generate codes for various types of assessment and interventions. This means that many different healthcare professionals will be able to code their interventions.
In terms of workflow, perhaps SNOMED CT® offers an opportunity to generate a clinical form of shorthand – capturing salient parts of the narrative in coding and supporting this with text based descriptions. In turn however this is influenced by the functions of the documentation (e.g. communication, differential diagnosis and so on).
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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