In this series of posts I am assessing SNOMED CT® using the international browser. Pharmaceutical agents are represented in one section of the terminology. Each size (dose) of tablet of a specific medication is assigned a SNOMED CT® code. As far as I could see, using the browser, the medications were specified with their generic names. As this is a brief appraisal of the system, I would look to learn a little more about any synchronisation that might occur with revisions of the EMC/BNF. There is a brief introduction to an American perspective on the subject of SNOMED CT® and medication in this Pharmacy Times article.
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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