German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information

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German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information
Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information
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Agency overview
Headquarters Waisenhausgasse 36-38a
50676 Cologne, Germany
Motto medicalknowledge
Minister responsible , Federal Minister of Health
Agency executive Dr. Dietrich Kaiser, Director
Parent agency Federal Ministry of Health
Website http://www.dimdi.de/

The German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (German: Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information), abbreviated DIMDI, is a German organization responsible for medical information classification and management. It is a government Institute of the German Federal Ministry of Health and is located in Cologne, Germany.[1]

The DIMDI publishes official medical classifications such as ICD-10-GM and OPS (German Procedure Classification) and maintains medical terminology dictionaries, thesauri, nomenclatures and catalogs (e.g. MeSH, UMDNS, Alpha-ID, LOINC, OID) that are important for health information exchange and other applications. DIMDI also develops and operates database-supported information systems for drugs and medical devices and is responsible for a program of health technology assessment (HTA). It also provides information intended for patients.[2]

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  1. ^ DIMDI at the Federal Ministry of Health (German)
  2. ^ Hasky-Günther K (2004). "[Consumer health web service at DIMDI]". Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz (in German) 47 (10): 934–40. doi:10.1007/s00103-004-0907-3. PMID 15490083. 

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