Enterprise Terminology Services
Enterprise Terminology Services refers to the complete lifecycle of vocabulary creation, publication, and supporting processes for the entire electronic medical record system. The supporting processes may include quality assurance, search and retrieval supporting other systems, and mapping for interoperability. Supporting systems, such as managing workflow and regular publication, are also discussed.
One repeatedly encounters the same missing processes and system components required to enable a production level terminology system. In many cases, almost all of the focus is put onto the terminology and storage system, and terminology workflow, publication control, QA, and other sub-systems are added on as afterthoughts. The terminology system itself should have supporting structures, including historical data, metadata, publishing data, and workflow data to support a system that can be fully maintained and utilized by diverse groups.
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