Special Topic: Medinfo 2010
H. A. Park (1), C. Lundberg (2), A. Coenen (3), D. Konicek (2)
(1) Research Institute of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Interdisciplinary Program of Medical Informatics, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; (2) SNOMED Terminology Solutions, Deerfield, Illinois, USA; (3) School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ability of SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms) to represent the concepts of the ICNP version 1 – the seven-axis model. Methods: The first author mapped 1658 concepts of the ICNP version 1 to SNOMED CT using CLUE browser 5.0. The second author from SNOMED Terminology Solutions – with a team of SNOMED CT experts – and the third author from the ICN with a team of ICNP experts validated the mapping result. If there was any disagreement during the validation process, the three of us convened online meetings to reach a consensus. Results: In total, SNOMED CT covered 1331 out of 1658 (80%) ICNP seven-axis model concepts ranging from a 61% coverage rate of the Actions Axis concepts to a 94% coverage rate of the Judgment axis concepts. Conclusions: SNOMED CT can represent most (80%) of the ICNP version 1 concepts. However, improvements in the ICNP version 1 in terms of concept naming and definition, and the addition of missing concepts to SNOMED CT, would lead to a greater harmonization of the ICNP seven-axis model version 1 concepts with SNOMED CT.
Terminology, Semantics, Nursing, SNOMED CT, ICNP
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