n South African Computer Journal - Investigations into the use of SNOMED CT to enhance an OpenMRS health information system : research article
|Article Title||Investigations into the use of SNOMED CT to enhance an OpenMRS health information system : research article|
|© Publisher:||South African Computer Society (SAICSIT)|
|Journal||South African Computer Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of South Africa, 2 University of South Africa, 3 CSIR Meraka Institute, 4 CSIR Meraka Institute, 5 University of KwaZulu-Natal and 6 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jul 2011|
|Pages||33 - 45|
|Keyword(s)||D.2.12 [Software]: Software Engineering -interoperability, Health information systems, I.2.4 [Computing methodologies]: Artificial Intelligence - knowledge representation formalisms and methods, Ontologies, OpenMRS and Snomed CT|
In this paper, we discuss the advantages of using formal medical ontologies to enhance health information systems. In particular, we consider the suitability of the medical ontology Snomed CT for enhancing a health information system developed in the OpenMRS framework. We propose ways in which Snomed CT can be linked to an OpenMRS application, based on our experience of extracting a module of Snomed CT for tuberculosis.
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