In this series of posts, I am evaluating the SNOMED CT® terminology using the international browser. SNOMED CT® includes observable phenomenon. Observable phenomenon encompass physiological functions and observable/measurable events.
This is a heterogenous group and reflecting on this I can see that accessing the terms may benefit from a workflow that utilises search functions. Some of these terms may already be fields in the database of an electronic patient record system (e.g. height and weight measures) and this may influence workflow.
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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