Investigations into the use of Snomed CT to enhance an OpenMRS health information system

Ken Halland, Katarina Britz, Aurona Gerber


In this paper, we discuss the advantages of using formal medical ontologies to enhance health information systems. In particular, we consider the suitability of the medical ontology Snomed CT for enhancing a health information system developed in the OpenMRS framework. We propose ways in which a module of Snomed CT can be linked to an OpenMRS application, based on an implementation analysis.


Ontologies; Snomed CT; OpenMRS; Health Information Systems

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