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update of SNODENT terminology

The push for interoperable medical records includes dental records. As with medical data, the most difficult part of the interoperability effort is ensuring that the data sent is understood and usable by the receiver. The current approach to achieving this is through the use of standard Terminologies. SNODENT was created in the early 1990's to standardize dental concepts. Since that time, the science of knowledge representation has advanced while SNODENT has remained stagnant. In recognition of this, the ADA has determined that SNODENT needs to be brought into conformance with current good terminology practice.


Involved Persons:

Project Leader: ADA SNODENT Editorial Board (ADA)
Other involved People: Franklin Din, Informatics Consultant, Apelon, Inc.


Is the project funded?yes
Funding source:ADA

Other information:

Duration of project:ongoing

DIOC user:

franklin din (19 star_red), FraudLens, Inc
franklin din's interests: digital imaging/image processing, clinical decision support, educational technology, bioinformatics, computer-based patient records, patients and computers/consumer health informatics, diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, interoperability, RHIO


francis stapleton, dds (21 ), 07/31/2011:
How can people outside of the ADA find out about SNODENT? If you are developing a project that might be affected by SNODENT, it would be nice to be able to coordinate and be in sync with this ADA project.
arden forrey (23 ), 02/1/2010:
This SNODENT DIOC Project should be formally coordinated with the IHTSDO SNOMED-CT ongoing effort as well as with other SDO healthcare terminology efforts through the HITSP Harmonization WG. In order to have clear targets for terminologic value sets, a Common set of EHR attributes must be defined and documented in a harmonized "Common EHr Model". ADA SCDI already has collaborative work with ASTM E-31 on these EHR datastructures and data representations. How these apply to dentistry and the EOHR could be part of the SNODENT as a compatible subset of SNOMED-CT in the smae way that IFCC/IUPAC-NPU and LOINC are being included and Anatomic Location defined in the Foundational Model of Anatomy is not only in UMLS but also crossmapped to SNOMED-CT. "Procdeure" terms are also being coordinated and linked to the Resource mangament "coding systems" designated for Resource Management so these different uses need also to be carefully decsribed.


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