The best way to tame healthcare costs is to make information available when and where it is needed and hence improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness. Interoperability between healthcare computer systems depends on us developing, implementing and deploying appropriate standards, such as HL7 and SNOMED CT, working together as a tightly specified language.
The documentation of HL7 and SNOMED runs to tens of thousands of pages and creates a steep learning curve and barrier to entry. Principles of Health Interoperability HL7 and SNOMED provides a clear introduction to these standards, explaining the core principles for the health IT professional, student, clinician and healthcare manager.
Written for: Stakeholders involved in healthcare interoperability projects including users, managers and technical staff at all levels; university students studying health informatics
Principles of Health Interoperability HL7 and SNOMED By Tim Benson.- Foreword by Ed Hammond.- Preface.- Part 1 Principles of Interoperability.- Chapter 1 – The Healthcare Information Revolution.- Chapter 2 – Why Interoperability is Hard.- Chapter 3 – Models.- Chapter 4 – UML, BPMN and XML.- Chapter 5 – Standards Development Organizations.- Part 2 HL7 – Health Level Seven.- Chapter 6 – HL7 Version 2.- Chapter 7 – The HL7 RIM.- Chapter 8 – Constrained Information Models.- Chapter 9 – HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA).- Chapter 10 – HL7 Dynamic Model and IHE XDS.- Part 3 SNOMED CT.- Chapter 11 – Clinical Terminology.- Chapter 12 – SNOMED CT.- Chapter 13 – Using SNOMED and HL7 Together.- Glossary.- Bibliography.- Index.