Implemented and live
Electronic medical record
Since October 2015 we have deployed a home-made EMR entirely based on SNOMED CT in our academic institution. A French speaking extension has been created with the help of our NRC and is improving day by day. We use mostly precoordinated expressions, but postcoordination is already available in specific templates. Free text is allowed only when a structured item has been recorded to improve its granularity.
The scope will be extended to paramedical and nursing activities.
How SNOMED CT will be used
As stated before, precoordination is currently predominantly used but we plan an increasing use of postcoordination through the use of specific templates.
Why SNOMED CT will be used
For its granularity as a clinical terminology and the potential power of exploitation in conjunction with a terminology server and constraint language. In an academic hospital SNOMED CT fits very well with its missions: Education, Quality of Care and Research.