n South African Computer Journal - Investigations into the use of SNOMED CT to enhance an OpenMRS health information system : research article

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-7999
  • E-ISSN: 2313-7835



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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