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Moving Toward International Standards in Primary Care Informatics: Clinical Vocabulary. Conference Summary Report. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 1-2, 1995.


PB97115414

Publication Date 1996
Page Count 40
Abstract The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and the American Medical Informatics Association cosponsored an international conference aimed at moving toward standards for coding primary care data. Data standards and vocabulary are needed to increase the research usefulness of documentation from primary care practitioners. The participants agreed that no existing vocabulary is sufficient for the many needs of primary care, health statistics, billing, and health services research. In this report, the strengths and weaknesses of the current primary care vocabularies are identified, and targets are set for future research. Conference participants agreed on three vocabularies--the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC), the Red Codes, and the Systematized Nomenclature of Human and Veterinary Medicine (SNOMED)--to use as building blocks for the standard. In addition, the group recommended that all primary care vocabularies be added to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). The group developed an excellent framework to futher efforts toward a standardized vocabulary and developed a plan to integrate clinical vocabularies into other ongoing government and private efforts.
Keywords
  • Primary care
  • Data coding
  • Vocabulary
  • Standards
  • Health statistics
  • Billing
  • Health services research
  • Informatics
  • Unified Medical Language System(UMLS)
Source Agency
  • Public Health Serviceup n
NTIS Subject Category
  • 44T - Data & Information Systems
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Authors Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville, MD. Center for Research Dissemination and Liaison.; American Medical Informatics Association, Bethesda, MD.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with American Medical Informatics Association, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Conference Proceedings
NTIS Issue Number 199703
Moving Toward International Standards in Primary Care Informatics: Clinical Vocabulary. Conference Summary Report. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 1-2, 1995.
Moving Toward International Standards in Primary Care Informatics: Clinical Vocabulary. Conference Summary Report. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 1-2, 1995.
PB97115414

  • Primary care
  • Data coding
  • Vocabulary
  • Standards
  • Health statistics
  • Billing
  • Health services research
  • Informatics
  • Unified Medical Language System(UMLS)
  • Public Health Serviceup n
  • 44T - Data & Information Systems
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
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