Interface terminologies, reference clinical classifications, ontologies, archetypes, health concepts and associated standards are critical foundation elements of health informatics. Sites listed should lead the user further into those fields.
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Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)
Dataset of universal identifiers for laboratory and other clinical observations to facilitate exchange and storage of clinical results or vital signs for patient care and research. Includes downloads, news, meetings, background, articles, e-mail list and submissions. Links to its custodians the Regenstrief Institute.
An open source terminology with tools, expertise and experience in building and delivering a multiaxial medical concept model and terminology.
Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)
Metathesaurus and semantic network with lexical applications that can be used to overcome problems caused by differences in terminology and scattering of related information across databases. Includes FAQs, documentation, papers, license agreements, knowledge source server, bibliography and details of applications. (Custodians are the National Library of Medicine)
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