Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Peter L. Elkin, Mark Samuel Tuttle
    Pages 1-4
  3. Peter L. Elkin, Mark Samuel Tuttle
    Pages 5-10
  4. Peter L. Elkin, Steven H. Brown
    Pages 11-50
  5. Peter L. Elkin
    Pages 51-70
  6. Peter L. Elkin, Steven H. Brown
    Pages 71-94
  7. S. Trent Rosenbloom
    Pages 95-106
  8. Peter L. Elkin, Mark Samuel Tuttle, Marjorie Rallins, Jennifer Trajkovski, Elizabeth Lumakovska, Steven H. Brown
    Pages 125-175
  9. Peter L. Elkin, Mark Samuel Tuttle
    Pages 177-209
  10. Peter L. Elkin, Mark Samuel Tuttle
    Pages 211-212
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 213-221

About this book

Introduction

Twenty-five years ago the notion that terminology should be concept-based was all but unknown in healthcare; now almost all important terminologies are at least partly concept-based.  With no general model of what a terminology was or should be, there were no tools to support terminology development and maintenance.  Steady progress since then has improved both terminology content and the technology and processes used to sustain that content. 

For students, practitioners and managers, terminology and its understanding will be an asset to be leveraged in care and research. As the first book devoted to the story of terminology in healthcare, Terminology and Terminological Systems emphasizes the central topics of terminology, such as inter-enterprise clinical and research data aggregation,  and will become vital to the professional lives of students of informatics.

For students, practitioners and managers, terminology and its understanding will be an asset to be leveraged in care and research. As the first book devoted to the story of terminology in healthcare, Terminology and Terminological Systems emphasizes the central topics of terminology, such as inter-enterprise clinical and research data aggregation,  and will become vital to the professional lives of students of informatics.

Keywords

Health Informatics Terminology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter L.¬†Elkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USANew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2816-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2815-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2816-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • About this book