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Terminologies and Quality in Healthcare« Language: Taken for Granted at our Peril »
David C. Benton
Chief Executive Officer
International Council of Nurses
Northern Nurses Association Conference
23 November 2010
Demographics and technology
“The ability of two or more systems, or components, to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged.” (IEEE, 1990)
Interoperability is central to continuity of care and communication among and across health professionals and health settings.
Governments & Health Care Ministries
Patients at Home, Work, & In Community
Care Delivery Settings
Health Care Providers
Today’s healthcare terminologies
Integrated across settings
Explicit definitions (formal definitions) and textual descriptions
Greater detail (or granularity)
Conforms with other standards and criteria:
ISO standards (e.g. ISO 18104:2003)
Integrated into NLM UMLS
Worldwide Network of National Nurse Associations
Nursing Specialty Organizations
Health Ministries and Governments
Health Information System Software Vendors
ICNP Research & Development Centres
Researchers & Translators
Terminology and Standards Developers
in Malta, 2011
Continue to work together within the global healthcare community to promote quality nursing care.