There is a lot going on in healthcare technology these days. Between the Affordable Care Act, ICD-10 coding classification transition, and electronic health records (EHRs), it is even more apparent that medical information systems need to be able to communicate with each other and in complex data with security and efficiency. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Ontologies in Healthcare: Supporting the Integration of Knowledge.”

Easier said than done? Obviously this is a difficult task and requires an indepth analysis of the structure and the concepts of medical terminologies. This can be achieved by constructing medical domain ontologies for representing medical terminology systems.

One of the most significant benefit that ontologies can bring to healthcare systems is their ability to support the indispensable integration of knowledge and data.

Melody K. Smith

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