An alternative database approach for management of SNOMED CT and improved patient data queries

@article{Campbell2015AnAD,
  title={An alternative database approach for management of SNOMED CT and improved patient data queries},
  author={W. Scott Campbell and Jay Pedersen and James C. McClay and Praveen R. Rao and Dhundy Bastola and James R. Campbell},
  journal={Journal of biomedical informatics},
  year={2015},
  volume={57},
  pages={350-7}
}
OBJECTIVE SNOMED CT is the international lingua franca of terminologies for human health. Based in Description Logics (DL), the terminology enables data queries that incorporate inferences between data elements, as well as, those relationships that are explicitly stated. However, the ontologic and polyhierarchical nature of the SNOMED CT concept model make it difficult to implement in its entirety within electronic health record systems that largely employ object oriented or relational database… CONTINUE READING