What's in a class? Lessons learnt from the ICD - SNOMED CT harmonisation

Stefan Schulz, Jean M. Rodrigues, Alan Rector, Kent Spackman, James R Campbell, Bedirhan Ustün, Christopher G. 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)
Pages (from-to)1038-1042
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume205
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine
International Classification of Diseases
Terminology
Ontology
Linearization

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Schulz, S., Rodrigues, J. M., Rector, A., Spackman, K., Campbell, J. R., Ustün, B., ... Brand Persson, K. (2014). What's in a class? Lessons learnt from the ICD - SNOMED CT harmonisation. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 205, 1038-1042.

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

In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 205, 2014, p. 1038-1042.

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Schulz, S, Rodrigues, JM, Rector, A, Spackman, K, Campbell, JR, Ustün, B, Chute, CG, Solbrig, H, Della Mea, V, Millar, J & Brand Persson, K 2014, 'What's in a class? Lessons learnt from the ICD - SNOMED CT harmonisation', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 205, pp. 1038-1042.
Schulz, Stefan ; Rodrigues, Jean M. ; Rector, Alan ; Spackman, Kent ; Campbell, James R ; Ustün, Bedirhan ; Chute, Christopher G. ; Solbrig, Harold ; Della Mea, Vincenzo ; Millar, Jane ; Brand Persson, Kristina. / What's in a class? Lessons learnt from the ICD - SNOMED CT harmonisation. In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2014 ; Vol. 205. pp. 1038-1042.
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