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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

AbbreviationFull term linked to the SNOMED Glossary definition

CDS

Clinical decision support, which is defined as a service that assists clinicians, caregivers, or patients in healthcare and/or treatment decisions.

Notes

  • A clinical decision support system is a computer system or software application designed to assist clinicians, caregivers, or patients in healthcare and/or treatment decisions.

CDSS

Clinical decision support system, which is defined as a computer system or software application designed to assist clinicians, caregivers, or patients in healthcare and/or treatment decisions.

Notes

  • Typically a clinical decision support system responds to triggers, such as specific signs or symptoms, diagnoses, laboratory test results, medication selections, or complex combinations of such triggers. The system then provides information or recommendations relevant to the specific patient.

EHR

Electronic health record, which is defined as a systematic collection of health information about individual patients or populations that is stored in digital form.

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 in which a software application presents itself to a user.

NLP

Natural language processing, which is defined as a service in which a computer system converts human-readable text and/or spoken language to formal representations of information. 

POC

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




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