UK-US collaboration on computerised terminology:
This article was originally published in Clinica
An agreement to set out a new world standard for computerising medical terminology has been announced by the UK National Health Service (NHS) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). This will allow the international exchange of medical information, including electronic patient records, which is currently hampered by the use of different systems. The NHS uses Clinical Terms 3 (Read Codes) while CAP uses Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine (SNORMED-RT). These will continue to exist separately until the new code is established in 2001.
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