April 15, 2021

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Upcoming Program of Work – SNOMED-CT integration

In News New Zealand

Medtech will shortly be embarking on a program of work to integrate the SNOMED-CT reference set into the Medtech Evolution application.

SNOMED-CT will be offered to practices as an alternative to classifying and coding patients using the current READ V3 clinical coding set.

As part of the SNOMED-CT integration into the Medtech Evolution application all modules and screens will be updated to accommodate the features and functions made available by a move to SNOMED for clinical coding.

Summary of features that will be provided from SNOMED-CT integration:

  • Use SNOMED-CT as an alternative to READ codes for clinical coding
  • Browse SNOMED-CT datasets, both International and New Zealand versions
  • New options for searching the SNOMED-CT dataset will be available giving greater flexibility in searching:
    • Search by Text Containing Diacritic and Accented Characters
    • Search for Descriptions that Begin, Contain, and End with the Search Text
    • Search for Words in Any Order
    • Search for Identical Terms
    • Search for Words in a Specific Order or a Matching Phrase
    • Search by Identifiers
    • Extended Searches
    • Search Speed
  • Select and capture the relevant SNOMED-CT concept and/or its related concepts (Parent concepts, Children concepts and Qualifier values where applicable)
  • Display of most Frequently Used descriptions
  • Create a Personal Favourites list
  • Store selected SNOMED-CT concept against a patient encounters and recall them for clinical decision making, audits and interoperability purposes

Keep an eye out for more information relating to Medtech’s approach for implementation of SNOMED-CT within the Medtech Evolution application shortly.

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