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An information model that is structured in a way that is designed to provide a common representation of particular types of information which is reusable between different use cases. A model of a meaning combines structural and terminological component in ways that avoid ambiguity and minimize alternative representations of similar meanings.


In contrast, a model of use represents the underlying meaning in a way that is determined by a limited set use cases.


A model that specifies a how SNOMED CT expressions are used to represent in a particular reference information model to represent clinical findings and procedures in an electronic health record.