Structured Terminologies in Clinical Information Systems: Implementation through Collaboration

Robert E. Haskell, Nicholas R. Hardiker, Tera J. Watkins, Cynthia B. Lundberg, Jane M. Brokel, Marisa L. Wilson

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The structure and content of the dialog with a clinical end-user is a critical aspect of clinical information system use, data capture and retrieval, and efficient and effective health care. This dialog is driven ultimately by embedded structures and processes that: a) provide functional models of clinical expression in support of professional practice, and b) determine how structured terminologies ought to populate these models. Based on diverse practical experience, this study identifies challenges to implementing structured clinical terminologies, categorizing them by both stakeholder group and application area. Collaboration across all stakeholders and across a wide range of application areas is identified as a key ingredient to successful terminology implementation and use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting Health and Humans
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of NI2009 – The 10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
EditorsKaija Saranto, Patricia Flatley Brennan, Hyeoun-Ae Park, Marianne Tallberg, Anneli Ensio
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781607504436
ISBN (Print)9781607500247
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Connecting Health and Humans - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 28 Jun 20091 Jul 2009
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
Abbreviated titleNI2009


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