Opossum or possum? Veterinary Medical Informatics Laboratory is developing a common vocabulary of termsB. Jones
Terminology DesiderataJJ Cimino
"Builders of medical informatics applications need controlled medical vocabularies to support their applications and it is to their advantage to use available standards. In order to do so, however, these standards need to address the requirements of their intended users."
Why is terminology so hard?AL Rector
"Despite years of work, no re-useable clinical terminology has yet been demonstrated in widespread use. This paper puts forward ten reasons why developing such terminologies is hard."


Your Master Problem List - Working FOR you or AGAINST you? [PPT Presentation]CVC - Kansas City 2016 (2016)JM Green
At the completion of this lecture, the attendee will be able to site one or more benefits to structure recording of diagnosis in a medical record, be able to recognize common problems with diagnosis lists in medical record systems and have an adequate understanding of how to begin implementing the AAHA Problem and Diagnostic Terms in their own system. (Also applies to AAEP PDT)
Your Master Problem List - Working FOR you or AGAINST you? [Written Notes]CVC - Kansas City 2016 (2016)JM Green
Enhancing the AAHA & AAEP Diagnostic SubsetsTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 2013 (2013)JR Wilcke
"This presentation describes the reasons for developing a new format for releasing the AAHA and AAEP Diagnostic Terms subsets of SNOMED, features of the new format, and information about its availability."
AAEP Diagnostic Terms: An Equine Subset of SNOMED-CT®Talbot Symposium - AVMA Convention (2012)SL Santamaria
The Animal Names Subset of SNOMED CT®Talbot Symposium - AVMA Convention (2011)SL Santamaria
"This presentation describes the Animal Names Subset of SNOMED-CT. This subset includes common animal groupings, production classes and physiologic classes."
Implementing Standards - It takes a villageTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention (2010)JM Green
Controlled medical terminologies offer the promise of progress in Veterinary Medicine. However, effective implementation is a collaborative project.
The AAHA Diagnostic Terms SubsetTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention (2010)JM Green
The Electronic Drug Label - Coming to an Information System Near YouTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention (2010)SL Santamaria
The Changing Face of TerminologyTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention (2009)JM Green
Veterinary Adaptation of Snomed-CTTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention (2009)JR Wilcke
Implementing SNOMED-CT in Veterinary Clinical SystemsLos Angeles, CA (2008)JR Wilcke
SNOMED Core StructuresNAHLN Training Meeting (2004)JR Wilcke
Challenges and Opportunities of Using SNOMED in Veterinary MedicineVMDB / AVHIMA Medical Records Abstracting Workshop. Blacksburg, VA (2001)JR Wilcke

Web Resources

SNOMED CT® Document Library
"The documents listed on this page include formal specifications of SNOMED CT and guidance on use and implementation."
SNOMED CT® Resources
Index page of IHTSDO Resources regarding SNOMED CT®
SNOMED CT® Starter Guide
"The target audience for this Starter Guide includes people from various disciplines who may be involved at any point in the SNOMED CT information management cycle – from initial planning, clinical content definition and implementation through to use of the resulting clinical information"
SNOMED CT® Technical Implementation Guide
"Detailed specifications or release files and other IHTSDO standards, accompanied by guidance about various topics related to implementation of SNOMED CT."
SNOMED International Home
"IHTSDO is now SNOMED International, a not-for-profit association that develops and promotes use of SNOMED CT to support safe and effective health information exchange. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology and is considered to be the most comprehensive, multilingual healthcare terminology in the world. "
SNOMED-CT® Licensing from the US National Library of Medicine
"This page contains information regarding obtaining a license to use SNOMED-CT in the US through the US National Library of Medicine."