• Gap Analysis of SNOMED CT Content Coverage for a Decision Support System

      Howe, Rachael; Matney, Susan A. (2014)
      Introduction. The 3M Healthcare Data Dictionary (HDD), a terminology server, was used to standardize the clinical data used by a decision support system (DSS) supporting clinical quality assurance and reimbursement. The goal of this project was to map the DSS concepts to Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) to support analysis of the electronic health record (EHR) data. The DSS data included concepts for nine disease processes, among which were chronic obstructive lung disease, pneumonia, and acute coronary syndrome.
    • Modeling Nursing Flowsheet Data for Quality Improvement and Research

      Westra, Bonnie (2015-07)
      Introduction: 1. Describe the relevance of flowsheet data for continuing business operations, quality improvement, and research. 2. Identify challenges in current use of flowsheet data to achieve the above perspectives. 3. Explore principles for consistent and reliable mapping of flowsheet data to clinical data models for continuing (secondary) use of the data. 4. Learn about national initiatives and how to get involved to apply the principles in additional health care settings.