MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BROWSERS - How Usable are them for Describing Clinical Archetypes?

Jesús Cáceres Tello, Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Adolfo Muñoz Carrero, Carlos Rodriguez-Solano Nuzzi, Juan-José Sicilia


Clinical terminologies are a major concern in medical informatics, as they are key to provide medical systems with higher levels of interoperability. Large terminologies as SNOMED CT are gaining presence in practical applications. In a related but different direction, archetypes or data type templates are becoming widespread as interchange mechanisms for medical information. Archetypes support mapping to terminologies, in a process that is typically done by the experts developing or revising the archetype. It has been argued that terminology browsers are not appropriate for the task of helping clinical experts in the mapping process. This paper reports usability studies on two widely used SNOMED CT browsers when used as tools for mapping archetypes.


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Cáceres Tello J., Sicilia M., Muñoz Carrero A., Rodriguez-Solano Nuzzi C. and Sicilia J. (2012). MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BROWSERS - How Usable are them for Describing Clinical Archetypes? . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-88-1, pages 413-418. DOI: 10.5220/0003789304130418

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author={Jesús Cáceres Tello and Miguel-Angel Sicilia and Adolfo Muñoz Carrero and Carlos Rodriguez-Solano Nuzzi and Juan-José Sicilia},
title={MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BROWSERS - How Usable are them for Describing Clinical Archetypes?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BROWSERS - How Usable are them for Describing Clinical Archetypes?
SN - 978-989-8425-88-1
AU - Cáceres Tello J.
AU - Sicilia M.
AU - Muñoz Carrero A.
AU - Rodriguez-Solano Nuzzi C.
AU - Sicilia J.
PY - 2012
SP - 413
EP - 418
DO - 10.5220/0003789304130418