Structured terminologies in clinical information systems: implementation through collaboration
NLM Title Abbreviation
Stud Health Technol Inform
Studies in health technology and informatics
The structure and content of the dialog with a clinical end-user is a critical aspect of clinical information system use, data capture and retrieval, and efficient and effective health care. This dialog is driven ultimately by embedded structures and processes that: a) provide functional models of clinical expression in support of professional practice, and b) determine how structured terminologies ought to populate these models. Based on diverse practical experience, this study identifies challenges to implementing structured clinical terminologies, categorizing them by both stakeholder group and application area. Collaboration across all stakeholders and across a wide range of application areas is identified as a key ingredient to successful terminology implementation and use.
Cooperative Behavior, Medical Informatics, Terminology as Topic
Published Article/Book Citation
Studies in health technology and informatics, 146: (2009) pp.659-662.