Clinical terminology server

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A clinical terminology server is a terminology server, which contains and provides access to clinical terminology.

Background[edit]

The first generic description of general terminology servers per se was produced by the European GALEN Project. Rector et al. outline the functional attributes of the GALEN terminology server.

A clinical terminology server provides the following services to client applications:

  • management of external references
  • management of internal representations
  • mapping natural language to concepts and vv
  • mapping concepts to medical classification schemes
  • management of extrinsic information

The main purpose of a clinical terminology server is to allow the consistent and comparable entry of clinical data, e.g. patient observations, findings and events.

References[edit]

  • Rector AL, Solomon WD, Nowlan WA, Rush TW, Zanstra PE, Claassen WM (1995). "A Terminology Server for Medical Language and Medical Information Systems". Meth Inform Med. 34 (1-2): 147–57. PMID 9082124. 
  • CG Chute, PL Elkin, DD Sherertz, MS Tuttle, (1999), Desiderata for a Clinical Terminology Server