Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Service Oriented Architecture SOA)

SOAP: Subjective, Objectiv, Assessment, Plan


  • Subjective: Information patient reports

  • Objective: Doctor's / health care provider's observation including results of tests ordered, vital signs and observations from examination.

  • Assessment: Diagnosis.

  • Plan: Steps that will be taken to treat the patient, including laboratory, radiological or diagnostic tests ordered, medication, therapies, surgeries and referrals to other specialist. It may also list long-term treatment plans and recommended changes to lifestyle.

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