What's in a Class? Lessons Learnt from the ICD-SNOMED CT Harmonisation

Stefan Schulz, Jean M. Rodrigues, Alan Rector, Kent Spackman, James Campbell, Bedirhan Üstün, Christopher Chute, Harold Solbrig, Vincenzo Della Mea, Jane Millar, Kristina Brand Persson

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Abstract

The upcoming ICD-11 will be harmonized with SNOMED CT via a common ontological layer (CO). We provide evidence for our hypothesis that this cannot be appropriately done by simple ontology alignment, due to diverging ontological commitment between the two terminology systems. Whereas the common ontology describes clinical situations, ICD-11 linearization codes are best to be interpreted as diagnostic statements. For the binding between ICD codes and classes from the ontological layer, a query-based approach is favoured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1038-1042
Number of pages5
Volume205
ISBN (Print)9781614994312
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event25th European Medical Informatics Conference, MIE 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Aug 31 2014Sep 3 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume205
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365

Other

Other25th European Medical Informatics Conference, MIE 2014
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period8/31/149/3/14

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Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine
International Classification of Diseases
Terminology
Ontology
Linearization

Keywords

  • Classification
  • ICD
  • Ontology
  • SNOMED CT
  • Terminology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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Schulz, S., Rodrigues, J. M., Rector, A., Spackman, K., Campbell, J., Üstün, B., ... Brand Persson, K. (2014). What's in a Class? Lessons Learnt from the ICD-SNOMED CT Harmonisation. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 205, pp. 1038-1042). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 205). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-432-9-1038

What's in a Class? Lessons Learnt from the ICD-SNOMED CT Harmonisation. / Schulz, Stefan; Rodrigues, Jean M.; Rector, Alan; Spackman, Kent; Campbell, James; Üstün, Bedirhan; Chute, Christopher; Solbrig, Harold; Della Mea, Vincenzo; Millar, Jane; Brand Persson, Kristina.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 205 IOS Press, 2014. p. 1038-1042 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 205).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Schulz, S, Rodrigues, JM, Rector, A, Spackman, K, Campbell, J, Üstün, B, Chute, C, Solbrig, H, Della Mea, V, Millar, J & Brand Persson, K 2014, What's in a Class? Lessons Learnt from the ICD-SNOMED CT Harmonisation. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 205, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 205, IOS Press, pp. 1038-1042, 25th European Medical Informatics Conference, MIE 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 8/31/14. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-432-9-1038
Schulz S, Rodrigues JM, Rector A, Spackman K, Campbell J, Üstün B et al. What's in a Class? Lessons Learnt from the ICD-SNOMED CT Harmonisation. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 205. IOS Press. 2014. p. 1038-1042. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-432-9-1038
Schulz, Stefan ; Rodrigues, Jean M. ; Rector, Alan ; Spackman, Kent ; Campbell, James ; Üstün, Bedirhan ; Chute, Christopher ; Solbrig, Harold ; Della Mea, Vincenzo ; Millar, Jane ; Brand Persson, Kristina. / What's in a Class? Lessons Learnt from the ICD-SNOMED CT Harmonisation. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 205 IOS Press, 2014. pp. 1038-1042 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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