Information about the healthcare providers and facilities involved with the investigation, treatment, and care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are usually recorded in electronic health records. The monitoring of medical equipment availability at healthcare facilities, such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and respiratory devices, is also of utmost importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Relevant details, which can be recorded using SNOMED CT include:

These data elements are described below, with example SNOMED CT subsets for each.

2.1.1 Healthcare Profession

The healthcare profession is the occupation or qualification of the healthcare provider who is involved in the investigation, treatment, care or education of the patient - for example  224547003 |Intensive therapy nurse (occupation)| or 76899008 |Infectious disease specialist (occupation)| .


2.1.2 Site of Care

The site of care refers to the location of the specific investigation, treatment or care setting - for example  22232009 |Hospital (environment)| , 309904001 |Intensive care unit (environment)| , or 702917005 |Respiratory disease clinic (environment)| .

2.1.3 Health Management Finding

Health management finding includes concepts that describe the circumstances which affect whether the planned patient outcomes are attained, that different areas within a health organization are running appropriately, that tasks are correctly defined and assessed and that resources are used efficiently. -for example 305456005 |Under care of own general practitioner (finding)| 706877002 |Problem with high complexity of treatment regime (finding)| or 129837009 |Ineffective protection (finding)| .


2.1.4 Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment is protective clothing, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection - for example  409528009 |Surgical face mask (physical object)| and 255716002 |Latex rubber gloves (physical object)|

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