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FHIR based terminology server at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NY, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has a robust terminology service that maintains clinical concepts in a large semantic data network.  Active since the 1980s, the terminology repository originated at Columbia as the Medical Entities Dictionary (“the MED”), and is one of the first distinct terminology systems to be integrated with an EHR.  Historically, terminology from the MED is served via C programs that provide direct shared memory access or via a web browser.  In this proof-of-concept project, we provide FHIR capabilities to the MED to allow FHIR based queries for code translations.
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  • FHIR
  • interoperability
  • Standards
  • Terminology
  • Vocabulary
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