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DSM

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DSM stands for “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” and is published by the American Psychiatric Association, the professional membership organization representing United States psychiatrists.  It is utilized by mental health professionals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds for a wide range of purposes, including clinical, research, administrative, and educational.
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dm+d

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The dm+d is a dictionary containing unique identifiers and associated textual descriptions for medicines and medical devices.
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SNOMED CT

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SNOMED CT ® is a standardised healthcare terminology including comprehensive coverage of diseases, clinical findings, therapies, procedures and outcomes. It provides the core general terminology for the electronic health record (EHR) and contains more than 357,000 concepts with unique meanings and formal logic-based definitions organised into hierarchies.

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The importance of a clinical terminology

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A clinical terminology is a structured list of terms for use in clinical practice. These terms describe the care and treatment of patients and cover areas like diseases, operations, treatments, drugs, and healthcare administration. This allows the detailed recording of treatment, either of a single incident or the patient's full care record.
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Arden Syntax for Medical Logic Systems

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The Arden Syntax for Medical Logic Systems encodes medical knowledge in knowledge base form as Medical Logic Modules (MLMs). An MLM is a hybrid between a production rule (i.e. an "if-then" rule) and a procedural formalism. Each MLM is invoked as if it were a single-step "if-then" rule, but then it executes serially as a sequence of instructions, including queries, calculations, logic statements and write statements.
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Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel

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The mission of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel is to serve as a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors for the purpose of achieving a widely accepted and useful set of standards specifically to enable and support widespread interoperability among healthcare software applications, as they will interact in a local, regional and national health information network for the United States.
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Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

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IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with one another better, are easier to implement, and enable care providers to use information more effectively.
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CCHIT

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CCHIT stands for Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT). CCHIT's mission is to accelerate the adoption of robust, interoperable healthcare information technology throughout the United States by creating an efficient, credible, sustainable mechanism for the certification of healthcare IT products.
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Health Level Seven (HL7)

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Health Level Seven is one of several American National Standards Institute (ANSI) -accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) operating in the healthcare arena. Most SDOs produce standards (sometimes called specifications or protocols) for a particular healthcare domain such as pharmacy, medical devices, imaging or insurance (claims processing) transactions. Health Level Seven’s domain is clinical and administrative data.
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What is Medical Informatics?

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Medical informatics has to do with all aspects of understanding and promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care.

Medical Informatics has been emerging as a discipline in its own right over the past quarter century. During that evolution, there have been a number of notable attempts along the way to define the field in scientific and formal yet succinct terms, and in many cases each has built on its predecessors.

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DrugFormatica
DrugFormatica provides a simple drug database providing information about FDA approved medications.
ProcFormatica
ProcFormatica provides a simple medical procedures database including information about the latest ICD-10-PCS codes.
PsychFormatica
PsychFormatica provides a simple medical procedures database including information about the latest DSM IV codes.

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