Online death certificate has been started in AIIMS with the vision of maintaining a digital death record with a uniform format across the hospital since 2014. Integration of SNOMED to e-death note is a new initiative from computer facility in collaboration with National Release Centre (NRC) which is sponsored by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine — Clinical Terms) is the most comprehensive, clinically validated, semantically rich, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world that is used by physicians and other healthcare providers in Electronic Healthcare Records to capture, retrieve and analyse clinical data.
All the details of the patient should be filled in the death entry form including cause of death. Once the form is filled it has to be saved by the doctor. Since the multiple users are using the e-death note module SNOMED will ensure the uniqueness among the diagnosis entered in fields of immediate cause and antecedent cause that are coded in the SNOMED CT ID.
SNOMED integrated death note will be a vital turning point in data mining and analysis. All fields in e-death note is SNOMED enabled and while entering the data it will be coded with SNOMED CT ID so that uniqueness will developed in data retrieval.
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