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SNOMED CT supports athlete care at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

SNOMED International has announced that its SNOMED CT global standardized clinical terminology will be used to support athlete care and treatment at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Used in more than 50 countries worldwide, SNOMED CT is an international standard for clinical terminology. It enables the global exchange and analysis of clinical information in electronic health records through a codified language that spans countries, languages and health information systems. SNOMED International demonstrates its commitment to excellence in healthcare at the Olympic Games through its charter support of the Olympic Healthcare Interoperability (OHI) Initiative, set to launch March 6, 2018.

The SNOMED technology will be deployed through GE Healthcare’s Athlete Management Solution (AMS) – an analytics tool that collects multiple kinds of data, including imaging scans, patient vitals, and venue, event and sport-specific information, and provides real-time dashboards that help medical staff identify trends in injury and illness.

“As an international organisation committed to the interoperability of health information, SNOMED International is pleased to help support athlete health at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games,” said Don Sweete, CEO of SNOMED International. “Harnessing the power of structured clinical terminology, SNOMED CT makes it easier for data to be portable from one system to another, and from one Olympic Games to the next”, Sweete offered.

Designed by clinicians for clinicians, SNOMED CT’s 340,000+ clinical concepts enable a unique partnership with technologies so that clinicians can record information in the language and level of detail they prefer. SNOMED CT enables the full benefits of health information systems to be achieved by supporting both clinical data capture, and the effective retrieval and reuse of clinical information.

“Standardized data collection and real-time analytics are key to delivering high quality, efficient care at the Olympic Games,” said Jonathan Murray, Managing Director, Research Circle Technology, GE Healthcare. “Through our work with SNOMED International and the Athlete Management Solution (AMS), we will bring global standardized clinical terminology to Korea for the first time, helping clinicians to promote athlete’s health and ensure they are best positioned to compete.”


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