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Glossary alternate
PrefixThis term is used when referring to concept model attributes applied to the
situation with explicit context

The circumstances that form the setting in which a

Gloss
tconcept
 can be appropriately interpreted.

Notes

  • Clear recording and appropriate interpretation of context is essential for safe use and accurate analysis of 
    Gloss
    telectronic health records
  • The context in which a 
    Gloss
    tconcept
     is used can be represented in various ways. Some of the possible representation are shown in the examples section below.
  • Appropriate interpretation of different representations of context can be facilitated by 
    Gloss
    tterminology binding
     techniques that resolve multiple 
    Gloss
    tmodels of use
    GlosTermmodel of use
     into a common 
    Gloss
    tmodel of meaning
    .

Examples

  • A disease such as "asthma" might be referred to in various contexts.
    • A current presenting problem needing treatment
    • A past history recorded during assessment for treatment of another condition
    • A family history recorded routinely during a consultation
  • Family history of asthma can be recorded using 
    Gloss
    tSNOMED CT
     in several ways three of which are illustrated here.
    • Use of a single concept from the 

      Gloss
      tsituation with explicit context
       
      Gloss
      tdomain
      :


      Scg expression
      t
      Bordersolid
      ShowFormatblock
      160377001 |Family history: Asthma (situation)|
    • Application of a 

      Gloss
      tcontext wrapper
       to the concept
      Concept
      t195967001 Asthma (disorder)
      :


      Scg expression
      Bordersolid
      ShowFormatblock
      57177007 |Family history with explicit context (situation)|: 
      	{246090004 |Associated finding (attribute)| = 195967001 |Asthma (disorder)|}
    • Use of features of an 

      Gloss
      telectronic health record
       model, such as separate record sections for information with different contexts.


      Scg expression
      HideMarktrue
      Colordarkgreen;font-weight:bold
      Bordersolid
      ShowFormatblock
      /* Family History Record Section */
                  195967001 |Asthma (disorder|)



    • Based on the definitions of these concepts, a 
      Gloss
      tdescription logic classifier
       will infer that first two representations above have precisely the same meaning. The third representation can be similarly resolved if the "Family History Record Section" has a model or meaning binding to the 
      Concept
      t57177007 Family history with explicit context (situation)
       wrapper.

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