SNOMED as a Standard Nomenclature (Problems and Potential for a Computer Based Information System)

  • David J. Rothwell
Conference paper
Part of the Medizinische Informatik und Statistik book series (MEDINFO, volume 62)


The practice of medicine is largely an information management task. The gap between existing knowledge and Its practical applications to the care of patients can be successfully closed by using modern information services. Current antiquated clinlcal methods, chaotic records, Intuitive Judgement and reliance on fallible memory contributes to a growing health care crisis that cannot be solved without the help of Information science and the computer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Rothwell
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  1. 1.Medical College of Wisconsin and Columbia HospitalMilwaukeeUSA

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