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The following table contains the definition of abbreviations used in this document. Please refer to the SNOMED Glossary for additional definitions.

Table 1.5-1: Abbreviations

Abbreviation

Full term linked to the SNOMED Glossary definition

CDS

Clinical decision support, which is defined as a service that supports clinicians, other health professionals, carers or patients making decisions related to the health and treatment of a patient.

CDSS

Clinical decision support system, which is defined as a computer system or software application designed to support clinicians, other health professionals, carers or patients making decisions related to the health and treatment of a patient.

EHR

Electronic health record, which is defined as a systematic collection of health information about individual patients or populations that is stored in a digital form. An Electronic health record may contain a complete and detailed record of a patient's health or may consist of a summary of information of particular relevance to continuing delivery of care.

KB

Knowledge base, which is defined as the underlying set of facts, assumptions, and rules which a computer system has available to answer a question or solve a problem.

UI

User interface, which is defined as the way a software application presents itself to a user including, its on screen appearance, the commands it puts at a users disposal, and the manner in which the user can access and update information by using the application.

NLP

Natural language processing, which is defined as a service in which a computer system converts between human-readable text (and/or spoken languages) and formal representations of information that can be readily generated, analyzed and processed by other software applications.

POC

Point of care, which is defined as the time and location at which clinicians or other health professionals deliver healthcare products and services to patients.

 



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