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Understanding the benefits of

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 will inform key decisions and the development of strategies for adoption, implementation and implementation and use of this clinical terminology.

What is this?

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supports the development of comprehensive high-quality clinical content in health records. It provides a standardized way to represent clinical phrases captured by the clinician and enables automatic interpretation of these.
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 is a clinically validated, semantically rich, controlled vocabulary that facilitates evolutionary growth in expressivity to meet emerging requirements. Image Removed



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Electronic Health Records

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 based clinical information benefits individual patients and clinicians as well as populations and it supports evidence based care.

The use of an

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 (EHR) improves communication and increases the availability of relevant information. If clinical information is stored in ways that allow meaning-based retrieval, the benefits are greatly increased. The added benefits range from increased opportunities for real time decision support to more accurate retrospective reporting for research and management.

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  • Enabling relevant clinical information to be recorded using consistent, common representations during a consultation.
  • Enabling guideline and decision support systems to check the record and provide real-time advice, for example, through clinical alerts.
  • Supporting the sharing of appropriate information with others involved in delivering care to a patient through data capture that allows understanding and interpretation of the information in a common way by all providers.
  • Allowing accurate and comprehensive searches that identify patients who require follow-up or changes of treatment based on revised guidelines.
  • Removing language barriers (

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    enables multilingual use).

SNOMED CT Enabled Health Records Benefit Populations

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 enabled clinical health records benefit populations by:

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  • Enabling links between clinical records and enhanced clinical guidelines and protocols.
  • Enhancing the quality of care experienced by individuals.
  • Reducing costs of inappropriate and duplicative testing and treatment.
  • Limiting the frequency and impact of adverse healthcare events.
  • Raising the cost-effectiveness and quality of care delivered to populations.

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