Wednesday 12 Oct 16:00

The Global Language of Healthcare

Afternoon seminar


LEVEL: Intermediate

What standard should we use to be able to share clinical data between systems? And why do we need a standard?

It is the same question as what language to use when in a meeting with people from all over the world. In some cases, German, in other cases French and in a third case English may be the best option. In these cases, one tend to use the language spoken by the majority, and then translate to the remaining of the group.

Big Data or Small Data – in both cases, we are dependent of a structure making it possible to share and re-use clinical data. Innovative companies need structured platforms, researchers and scientists need better data, and GPs and health care professionals need relevant information about their patient. Structured data makes it possible to share data between health providers, regions, and even across borders.

Putting together a standard to describe the extreme complexity of a human being is a challenge. Not just from a clinical perspective but from a technical perspective. How to relate a patient, to a body part, to a treatment to a specific point of time? And technically, how do we store, retrieve, and visualize this in electronic health records?

Come and listen to Anna Adelöf describe how it is all connected and why SNOMED CT has become a global standard.

About the speaker

Anna Adelof, Customer Relations Executive. Anna has been associated with the IHTSDO since 2007, representing Sweden in a number of groups including the General Assembly and Member Forum. Prior to joining the IHTSDO she was responsible for leading and managing the Swedish eHealth strategy at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. With extra responsibility of the ministry's international eHealth activities she was coordinator of eHealth project epSOS as well as work package leader and highly active in several EU, as well as Nordic, eHealth projects and networks. Prior to the ministry Anna was working at the National Board of Health and Welfare as part of the management team setting up the SNOMED CT release centre and working towards SNOMED CT adoption nationally.

After the presentation, we will keep the discussions going, and hope for you to share your learnings and opinions on Connected Health. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Note: Sandwiches and drinks will be served at the end of the event.

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