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Presenters

David Markwell and Jon Zammit

Audience

Anyone with an interest in implementing SNOMED CT solutions, including clinicians, vendors and project managers.

Abstract

SNOMED CT is used to represent clinical information in a coded form at a level of expressivity appropriate for clinical documentation. SNOMED CT also enables a wide range of additional uses, including clinical decision support, meaning-based retrieval, data analysis, clinical research and reporting. However, the potential value of the terminology is only realized when implemented within a well-designed clinical system, which takes advantage of SNOMED CT's key features.

This tutorial provides a high level roadmap for SNOMED CT implementation, from adoption to planning, specification, procurement, design, development, deployment, and use. Strategies to ensure successful implementation, and a range of additional implementation techniques will also be covered.

Objectives

After attending this tutorial, the participant should be able to:

  • Summarize the phases of SNOMED CT implementation
  • Describe key stakeholders and explain their involvement in a SNOMED CT implementation
  • Summarize key strategies to ensure implementation success
  • Explain the importance of effective and efficient search capabilities
  • Describe techniques for entering data using SNOMED CT

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