Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Enterprise Terminology Services

  • Lawrence GerstleyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_146


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.

Historical Background

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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PSMI ConsultingSan FranciscoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vipul Kashyap
    • 1
  1. 1.Director, Clinical ProgramsCIGNA HealthcareBloomfieldUSA