SNOMED CT Starter Guide is a practical and useful starting point
from which anyone with a general interest in healthcare information
can begin learning about SNOMED CT.
This Starter Guide is
particularly relevant to people from various disciplines who are
interested in capture, use, retrieval and analysis of clinical
information. The guide introduces the role that SNOMED CT can play
in enhancing this clinical information life cycle to support more
effective delivery of care to patients and populations. This
includes people involved with planning and deciding to proceed and
resource a SNOMED CT implementation, people involved in reference
set development, terminology management, technical implementation
and all aspects of deployment and use. It also includes people
involved in clinical information retrieval, analyses, decision
support and other aspects of knowledge representation.
Starter Guide is designed for anyone who wants to gain an initial
understanding of SNOMED CT.While it does not offer in depth
knowledge, it does provide an authoritative foundation and an overview of
relevant topics with reference to resources that allow further
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