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Terminology and Terminological Systems

Elkin, Peter L. (Ed.)

2012, XIX, 221p. 102 illus., 50 illus. in color.

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  • The book will appeal to a wide audience
  • Its problem-solving approach serves as both an ideal teaching tool for informatics students and as a useful guide for professionals in charge of systems implementation in health care settings
  • The vision of this book is unique to the field of Health Informatics as it immerses readers in the basis and use of reference terminologies, including the guidelines needed to use them safely
  • Several in-depth examples cover the field of concept-based indexing, allowing readers to experience its effectiveness in real situations without having to employ the technique

Twenty-five years ago the notion that terminology should be concept-based was all but unknown in healthcare; now almost all important terminologies are at least partly concept-based.  With no general model of what a terminology was or should be, there were no tools to support terminology development and maintenance.  Steady progress since then has improved both terminology content and the technology and processes used to sustain that content. 

For students, practitioners and managers, terminology and its understanding will be an asset to be leveraged in care and research. As the first book devoted to the story of terminology in healthcare, Terminology and Terminological Systems emphasizes the central topics of terminology, such as inter-enterprise clinical and research data aggregation,  and will become vital to the professional lives of students of informatics.

For students, practitioners and managers, terminology and its understanding will be an asset to be leveraged in care and research. As the first book devoted to the story of terminology in healthcare, Terminology and Terminological Systems emphasizes the central topics of terminology, such as inter-enterprise clinical and research data aggregation,  and will become vital to the professional lives of students of informatics.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Health Informatics - Terminology

Related subjects » Public Health

Table of contents 

1. Introduction.- 2.History of Terminology.- 3. Knowledge Representation.- 4.Theoretical Foundations.- 5. Compositionality.- 6. Interface Terminologies.- 7. Terminological Standards.- 8. Implementations of Terminology.- 9. Terminological Systems.- 10. Conclusion.

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