Description

To implement a single EHR system across the different hospital sites, to provide the primary source of information on the patient.

Location: St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London, United Kingdom

Scope

Hospital wide. All clinical users, clinical coding staff and business intelligence teams such as clinical effectiveness.

How SNOMED CT will be used

SNOMED CT is provided for a number of data items in the patient record such as diagnosis, procedures, allergies, family history.

Why SNOMED CT was selected

Part of the UK government strategy is to use international standards when appropriate because of the benefits of such an approach. SNOMED CT is the terminology within the Department of Health information strategy and was also required in the national programme work. Cerner Millennium and this implementation were undertaken in line with that national programme.

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