The Language of Healthcare IT

The Language of Healthcare IT

Posted Oct 11, 2021 from

Healthcare providers need to embrace digital transformation “for patient safety, faster claims for national health insurance reimbursement and to produce quality data for better care and research,” according to Dr Hyeoun-Ae Park, Emeritus dean at the Systems Biomedical Informatics Research Center of Seoul National University.

Dr Park is one of the speakers at the HIMSS21 APAC Conference discussing Healthcare of tomorrow today: Building futureproof health systems.

One of her consistent research themes is the use of standardised medical terminologies, and most recently she has been working on a project to introduce and disseminate the international standard SNOMED CT in Korea. This includes “training and educating policy makers, decision makers, implementers and mappers on what, why, when and how to use SNOMED CT,” Dr Park says.  

As part of the project, she been creating SNOMED CT reference sets for cancer big data platform and the use of SNOMED CT as standard terminology for electronic medical record (EMR) certification criteria.


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