Description

Standardize procedure terms used for the sharing of diagnostic imaging studies and reports across Ontario.

Location: Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Scope

Creating standardized Ontario DI reference set to enable sharing of patient images and reports.

How SNOMED CT will be used

SNOMED CT will be used to map the provincial user interface terms for DI procedures, which in turn, will be used to map the local DI procedure codes.

Why SNOMED CT was selected

  • Provides reliable storage and retrieval of DI images and reports
  • Eliminates the need to order duplicate tests
  • Decreases the burden on the health care system
  • Decreases patient exposure to radiation Increases patient safety
  • Provides granularity needed to serve the radiology community and other health care providers

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