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Modelling and reclassification of surgical procedures: experiences from the use of GALEN methods in the domain of thoracic surgery
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Informatics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK.
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Informatics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2000 (English)In: Medical informatics and the Internet in medicine (Print), ISSN 1463-9238, E-ISSN 1464-5238, Vol. 25, no 2, 109-122 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reports on experiences fromthe evaluation of GALEN methods for mapping of follow-up categories in the domain of thoracic surgery to an existing classification of surgical procedures. The mapping of the aggregated levels or groups of thoracic procedures presents a genuine problem in relation to strict hierarchical classifications, since the follow-up categories do not necessarily fit in the pre-set structure of the classification. Experiences from modelling of the traditional classification and of the follow-up categories are reported, and an analysis of the results is presented along with a discussion of opportunities and potential problems and pitfalls when applying GALEN models and tools.

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2000. Vol. 25, no 2, 109-122 p.
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29754DOI: 10.1080/14639230050058293Local ID: 15159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-29754DiVA: diva2:250571
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2017-12-13
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1. Methods and computer based tools for handling medical terminologies and classifications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Methods and computer based tools for handling medical terminologies and classifications
2000 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Classifications, terminology and terminology services are important in the field of medical informatics. They are needed when building applications such as Computer based Patient Record systems (CPRs). Even though many classifications, nomenclatures and terminology systems have been constructed to this end, e .g. ICD, MeSH and SNOMED, no single system has, so far, covered medicine in its entirety. Several of the aforementioned constructs have grown to the extent that manual maintenance can no longer cope, thus computer based tools are needed for this task.

The main objective of this thesis is to present some computer based terminology tools that have been constructed to facilitate part of the work of building sound terminologies and application systems. The usefulness of such terminologies, terminology tools as well as the importance of being able to integrate the terminology have been reviewed and are discussed. Moreover tools (from GALEN) for maintenance and developme nt of classilications are evaluated.

Two terminology tools are presented that aim to facilitate the access to and the use of terminology and terminology services. One tool is built on a proposal for a concept oriented Swedish national terminology data base model (Spriterm). The other tool is a dedicated client (KOMANTIS) to the GALEN terminology server (TeS) developed as a deliverable within the European GALEN project. It will facilitate the integration of terminologies between the information system and the knowledge base when building Decision Support Systems (DSS).

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Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2000. 72 p.
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Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 645
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29445 (URN)14792 (Local ID)91-7219-815-X (ISBN)14792 (Archive number)14792 (OAI)
Public defence
2000-09-08, Elsa Brändströms sal, Universitetssjukhuset, Linköping, 09:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2013-02-25

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