Mapping clinically useful terminology to a controlled medical vocabulary.

Academic Article


  • We have mapped clinically used diagnostic terms from a legacy ambulatory care system to the separate controlled vocabulary of our central clinical information system. The methodology combines elements of lexical and morphologic text matching techniques, followed by manual physician review. Results of the automated matching algorithm before and after partial manual review are presented. The results of this effort will permit the migration of coded clinical data from one system to another. Output from the system after the term review process will be fed back to the target vocabulary via automated and semi-automated means to improve its clinical utility.
  • Author List

  • Barrows RC; Cimino JJ; Clayton PD
  • Start Page

  • 211
  • End Page

  • 215