Standardized nomenclatures are proposed as means of communicating and exchanging information in a format accessible to all healthcare providers. Secondary data analysis of patient discharge summaries revealed only 23% of terms used by physicians in discharge summaries matched the SNOMED CT Nursing subset, 21% of SNOMED CT nursing terms mapped to NANDA-I. These data suggest that while electronically interoperable, SNOMED CT is needs additional development for interdisciplinary communication.

Learning Objective: The audience should be able to evaluate the interdisciplinary nature of SNOMED CT


Daniel Fraczkowski (Presenter)
University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrew Boyd, University of Illinois at chicago
Karen Dunn Lopez, University of Illinois at chicago

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