International Patient Summary Terminology

Warren Del-Pinto, Renate a. Schmidt, Yongsheng Gao, Ghadah Alghamdi, Alejandro lopez Osornio, Suzy Roy

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SNOMED CT is a comprehensive medical ontology used in health care sectors across the world covering a wide range of concepts that support diversity at the point of healthcare. However, not all these concepts are needed for every use case; it is better to concentrate on those parts that apply to the particular application while preserving the meaning of relevant concepts. This paper considers the application of a novel subontology extraction method to create a new resource, called the IPS terminology, which functions as a standalone ontology with the same features as SNOMED CT, but is designed for cross-border patient care. The IPS terminology has been released for free use under an open license, with the intention of promoting interoperability of health information worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2023
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future Is Accessible
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameMEDINFO 2023 — The Future Is Accessible
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365


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