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.
You may also be interested in...
While endocrine-disrupting evidence was inconclusive, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety recommends more conservative limits on use of homosalate, octocrylene and benzophenone-3 in cosmetic products compared with current requirements under the European Cosmetics Product Regulation.
The risk of inadvertently growing SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell and gene therapies and possibly infecting patients and workers should be assessed and mitigated, the agency advises.
Move was meant to preempt others’ efforts to secure the next six months of Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody therapeutic.