Using SNOMED and HL7 Together
In this chapter, we discuss some of the implementation issues of using SNOMED and HL7 together. This is an area where development is taking place quite rapidly, and it is difficult to make definitive statements about how each should be used. Instead, we focus on the core principles.
KeywordsClinical Decision Support Unify Medical Language System Problem List Semantic Interoperability Electronic Patient Record System
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