SNOMED Clinical Terms (CT) is the most comprehensive, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world. It enables Electronic Healthcare Record software to record clinical information in a standard format that allows meaning-based retrieval - providing effective access to information for decision support and consistent reporting and analysis. This facilitates better communication, leading to improvements in the quality of care.
The SNOMED CT dataset contains over 300,000 unique concepts, all of which can be found using Snomobile in a matter of seconds. The application stores its own copy of the SNOMED dataset locally, which means that as well as providing super-fast performance, it does not require an Internet connection to operate.
In response to feedback from users, the search engine in Snomobile 2.0 has been enhanced to support prefix matching. This new search mode works in the same way as whole-word matching except that it returns words that begin with the text entered by the user. For example, "hear mur fun" will find "Functional Heart Murmur (finding)" in prefix matching mode.
As well as functional enhancements, the new release also incorporates the NHS UK extensions to the SNOMED dataset, bringing it in line with its sister product www.snoflake.co.uk - which has included these extensions for several months. Adrian Bleach, Managing Director of Dataline sees this improvement as a "must-have" for the application, saying "In order for Snomobile to be truly useful to the UK health sector, support for the UK Extensions was essential".
To find out more about Snomobile and its sister product Snoflake, visit http://www.snoflake.co.uk/
About Dataline Software (www.dataline.co.uk)
Dataline Software has been delivering information technology solutions to businesses of all sizes for over 25 years, and specializes in the areas of e-Business, SQL database and network technologies. It's portfolio of products includes i5®, a unique tool for publishing SQL databases on the web. Dataline is a Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and a Cisco Registered Partner.
About IHTSDO and SNOMED CT (www.ihtsdo.org)
The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation is an international not-for-profit organization based in Denmark. IHTSDO acquires, owns and administers the rights to SNOMED CT and other health terminologies and related standards.
The purpose of IHTSDO is to develop, maintain, promote and enable the uptake and correct use of its terminology products in health systems, services and products around the world, and undertake any or all activities incidental and conducive to achieving the purpose of the Association for the benefits of the members.