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Linking SNOMED CT components to knowledge resources (such as clinical guidelines or decision support systems) is a way of adding significant value to electronic health records. 

The diagram below illustrates the range of use cases for knowledge linkage including presenting alerts to the user, displaying relevant clinical guidelines and treatment protocols, or automatically populating an order, message or report.

Figure 3.2.2-1: Components annotated with additional information can support different levels of knowledge linkage

Reference sets can be used to enable knowledge linkage in different ways. Examples include but are not limited to:

For a more detailed use case example, please refer to the following section:






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