Representation of nursing terminologies in UMLS

Tae Youn Kim, Amy Coenen, Nicholas Hardiker, Claudia C Bartz

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Abstract

There are seven nursing terminologies or classifications that are considered a standard to support nursing practice in the U.S. Harmonizing these terminologies will enhance the interoperability of clinical data documented across nursing practice. As a first step to harmonize the nursing terminologies, the purpose of this study was to examine how nursing problems or diagnostic concepts from select terminologies were cross-mapped in Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). A comparison analysis was conducted by examining whether cross-mappings available in UMLS through concept unique identifiers were consistent with cross-mappings conducted by human experts. Of 423 concepts from three terminologies, 411 (97%) were manually cross-mapped by experts to the International Classification for Nursing Practice. The UMLS semantic mapping among the 411 nursing concepts presented 33.6% accuracy (i.e., 138 of 411 concepts) when compared to expert cross-mappings. Further research and collaboration among experts in this field are needed for future enhancement of UMLS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
Pages709-714
Number of pages6
Volume2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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    Kim, T. Y., Coenen, A., Hardiker, N., & Bartz, C. C. (2011). Representation of nursing terminologies in UMLS. In AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 2011, pp. 709-714) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3243214/