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2-12-1 SHORT PAPERTerminology and Data Sets StandardsRosalind M Del ValleSouthern New Hampshire UniversityHIM-425-H7365 Healthcare IT Infrastructure 21EW6
The proper terminology must always be used in healthcare to ensure that the patientunderstands what is being explained to them regarding their health. This applies to a basicphysical or something more serious. The proper terms used will not only keep the patientinformation private but will also help against duplicate procedures having to be done. If thewording is off in any way could be the difference between a minor surgery or just the need forantibiotics.One terminology that is used in healthcare today is Systemized Nomenclature ofMedicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT). SNOMED CT is used for clinical documentation andreporting. It can also be used for coding, retrieving, and analyzing clinical data. This is aninternational standard that has more than 311,000 concepts, terms, and relationships with the

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