The task is a daunting one since most healthcare providers use their own custom terminologies and medical codes. This is due to a number of issues with standard terminologies: 1) standard terminologies take too long to be updated with the latest terms; 2) significant internal data, systems, and expertise rely on the usage of legacy custom terminologies; and 3) a part of the business domain is not covered by a standard terminology. Lire le reste de cette entrée »
Data interoperability is one of the key issues in assembling unified Electronic Patient Records, both within and across healthcare providers. ASIP Santé, the French national healthcare agency responsible for implementing nation-wide healthcare management systems, has been charged to ensure such interoperability for the French national healthcare.