Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Subnetwork organization (SNO) - As used by Connecting for Health, "(a) SNO is any group of entities (regionally or non-regionally defined) that agree to communicate clinical data with one another using a single Record Locator Service (RLS), using shared policies and technological standards, and operating together under a single SNO-wide set of policies and contractual agreements. A SNO has two sets of interfaces, one internal, which binds its member entities together, and one external, which is where traffic to and from other SNOs and outside entities come from." From the publication, The Connecting for Health Common Framework: Technical Issues and Requirements for Implementation. for Health is a public-private collaborative of more than 100 organizations representing a diverse array of private, public, and not-for-profit groups.

Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED)

Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT). is a comprehensive clinical terminology, originally created by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). SNOMED-CT is now owned, maintained, and distributed by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO).

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