In this series of posts I am assessing SNOMED CT® using the international browser. The section on special concepts is divided broadly into two categories. The first looks like metadata as the terms describe categories of concepts. The second category is a heterogenous group that includes but is not limited to abnormal results of investigations, iatrogenic injuries and also self-injury. This latter category looks to be useful for algorithms which update relevant sections of the records. A text analysis algorithm may be useful for supporting clinicians with the use of this terminology
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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