1. SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) is the most comprehensive, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world. SNOMED CT contributes to the improvement of patient care by underpinning the development of electronic health records (EHRs), which record clinical information in ways that enable meaning-based retrieval. This provides effective access to information required for decision support and consistent reporting and analysis. Patients benefit from the use of SNOMED CT because it improves the recording of EHR information and facilitates better communication, leading to improvements in the quality of care.
SNOMED CT is owned, maintained and distributed by the International Health Terminology Standard Development Organization (IHTSDO) (http://www.ihtsdo.org/snomed-
- View the quick Jing tutorial on navigating the SNOMED CT online encoder. http://screencast.com/t/VIZRLbZhqSr
- The National Cancer Institute provides free access to online coding with SNOMED CT. Click on the link http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov click on the SNOMED CT: Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms link, and click to accept the conditions associated with using the web site.
- Enter the following medical terms (one at a time) in the search box, and click on the Search button. Select the most appropriate code and record your answers:
- Kidney failure, due to wrong medication given
- Asthma, due to smoking
- Pancreatitis, due to fatty diet
- Migraine, with aura > 3 days
- Dysentery, due to amoebic infection
- Blindness, unilateral
- Contact dermatitis, due to touching a papaya
- Liver failure, due to alcoholism
- Pneumonia, gram negative bacteria
- Gun shot, abdominal injuries
As a continuation of SNOMED assignment above , analyze the data displayed at each website(http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov) and post a 250 word count statement. Your post to the given topic of discussion should contain a minimum of 2–3 peer-reviewed reference using APA format.