An Application Programming Interface
) specification that is intended to describe the basic functionality that needed by healthcare software implementations to query and access terminological content. CTS2
defines the functional requirements of a set of service interfaces to allow the representation, access, and maintenance of terminology content either locally, or across a federation of terminology service
- CTS2 is specified as an API rather than a set of data structures to enable a wide variety of terminological content to be integrated within a common framework without the need for significant migration or rewrite.
- CTS2 was developed from the original the [see HL7 CTS specification] and is now a joint initiative between HL7 and the [see Object Management Group (OMG) ].