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Many clinical applications include data entry interfaces controlled or assisted by  protocols, templates or structured data entry forms. Each field on a data entry form may allow only a limited set of terms or concepts to be entered. The set of candidate term (field) or  Conceptconcept may range from very small (e.g. a set of priorities for a procedure) to very large (e.g. any general diagnosis).can be used to restrict the possible values that meet the requirements of a particular data entry protocol.


Acan use an appropriateto display the valid data entry options and constrain text searches. For more detailed use case examples, please refer to the following sections: