Interface and Reference Terminologies: Implications for Healthcare

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150437
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Interface and Reference Terminologies: Implications for Healthcare
Abstract:
Interface and Reference Terminologies: Implications for Healthcare
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Beyea, Suzanne, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:AORN
Title:Director of Nursing Research
Introduction: Interface or clinical terminologies allow clinicians to represent and record health-related data. In contrast, reference terminologies establish a “set of concepts and relationships that provide a common reference point for comparison and aggregation of data about the entire health care process, recorded by multiple different individuals, systems, or institutions” (Kent, 2000). The use of both types of terminologies within information systems supports users’ abilities to record clinical data and later retrieve and analyze that information in a meaningful way. Overview: The purpose of this session is to explore the relationship between interface and reference terminologies in understanding health across populations, clinical sites and settings, and clinical information systems. At present, most clinical information systems have relied on simply transferring paper charts and clinical processes into an informatics format. True innovation and transformation can only occur through the use of 1) clinical or interface terminologies to document clinical care, and 2) scientifically validated reference terminologies to facilitate the complete and consistent collection, aggregation, and analysis of clinical information. This session will focus on how the true power of an information system can only be realized through the thoughtful integration of terminologies that allow the consistent coding of clinical concepts complete with clear relationships between terms and concepts. Methods: This session will provide an overview of nursing interface terminologies and the role of reference terminologies in coding clinical concepts and establishing relationships between terms and concepts. Additionally, it will demonstrate how convergent nursing terminology efforts and a reference terminology will support the comparability of data across nursing vocabularies and settings. Furthermore, this presentation will illustrate the usefulness of interface and reference terminologies in allowing information systems greater functionality and clinical specificity to support problem lists, outcome research, performance measurement, and quality improvement.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInterface and Reference Terminologies: Implications for Healthcareen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150437-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Interface and Reference Terminologies: Implications for Healthcare</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Beyea, Suzanne, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">AORN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sbeyea@empire.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Interface or clinical terminologies allow clinicians to represent and record health-related data. In contrast, reference terminologies establish a &ldquo;set of concepts and relationships that provide a common reference point for comparison and aggregation of data about the entire health care process, recorded by multiple different individuals, systems, or institutions&rdquo; (Kent, 2000). The use of both types of terminologies within information systems supports users&rsquo; abilities to record clinical data and later retrieve and analyze that information in a meaningful way. Overview: The purpose of this session is to explore the relationship between interface and reference terminologies in understanding health across populations, clinical sites and settings, and clinical information systems. At present, most clinical information systems have relied on simply transferring paper charts and clinical processes into an informatics format. True innovation and transformation can only occur through the use of 1) clinical or interface terminologies to document clinical care, and 2) scientifically validated reference terminologies to facilitate the complete and consistent collection, aggregation, and analysis of clinical information. This session will focus on how the true power of an information system can only be realized through the thoughtful integration of terminologies that allow the consistent coding of clinical concepts complete with clear relationships between terms and concepts. Methods: This session will provide an overview of nursing interface terminologies and the role of reference terminologies in coding clinical concepts and establishing relationships between terms and concepts. Additionally, it will demonstrate how convergent nursing terminology efforts and a reference terminology will support the comparability of data across nursing vocabularies and settings. Furthermore, this presentation will illustrate the usefulness of interface and reference terminologies in allowing information systems greater functionality and clinical specificity to support problem lists, outcome research, performance measurement, and quality improvement.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:24:28Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:24:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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