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SNOMED CT & MoH Malaysia promote digital healthcare

31 October 2019 | News | By Ankit Kankar

In an effort to promote a standardised digital health, MOH has adopted SNOMED CT as one of the terminology standards.

31 Oct 2019 , Malaysia .

The SNOMED CT Expo unites clinical terminology SMEs Including Government officials . Health IT Professionals , Health Practitioners, Researchers, Academics and vendors from around the world.

The event offers an opportunity to network with like-minded people and showcase the latest in digital health starting today 31 oct 2019 to 1 Nov 2019. The event was officiated by the honourable YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkelfy Ahmad , Minister of Health Malaysia.

A program of lectures and tutorial sessions will enable participants to learn about the global language of healthcare and its recent developments.

SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine -- Clinical Terms) is a standardized, multilingual vocabulary of clinical terminology that is used by physicians and other health care providers for the electronic exchange of clinical health information.

The primary function of SNOMED CT is to encode information used in the health information system, and record the clinical data effectively hence enables analysis of data that is usually lost in the sea of unstructured data.

Ministry of Health (MOH) at Malaysia uses SNOMED CT back -end for the development of MyHarmony application, one of the modules for Malaysia Health Data warehouse ( MyHDW) which was developed together with local technology partner , MiMOS Berhad.

The primary function of MyHarmony is to harmonize and codify unstructured data such as discharge summary .

Currently , MOH is working to expand the use of SNOMED CT for MyHarmony applications by expanding the development of reference set (refse) for Oral Health , Pharmacy and Pathology .

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