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Re: [Health-dev] [task #15027] A discussion on integrating HL7 FHIR (and

From: Luis Falcon
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] [task #15027] A discussion on integrating HL7 FHIR (and related) codesets into the data models
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:36:18 +0100

Hi Andrew, Chris !

On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:17:45 +0100 (BST)
"address@hidden" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Chris
> In the SHORT term I think that GNU Health might need to continue
> using 'local codesets' with the option of also using a SCTID (SNOMED
> CT Identifier) in the same database table:
> Text description | Local code | SCTID
> oral | PO | 123456789
> intravenous | IV | 987654321
> In the medium term I think that GNU Health should be configured with
> the option of using/linking to a SCT TERMINOLOGY SERVER. This could
> possibly be a new GNU Health module or could just be a web link to an
> 'open source' terminology server.
> An increasing number of countries are now licensed to use SNOMED CT
> and those very low income countries can apply for the SCT free
> license option.
> Hope I have made myself clear.
> What do you think Luis?
> Andrew

Agree with both of you. 

In our case, I believe we should be able to integrate it, under
exemption 3[1].

"Humanitarian/Charitable use: Offered strictly to not for profit
organizations who would like to use SNOMED CT non-commercially, for the
betterment of people living in rural areas and/or poorer countries."

We can talk to them and make sure we are in the same track about
providing unversality in healthcare.
In any case, in my opinion is to create a separate module, that would
allow to plug the datasets if the implementation context requires it.

Let me know your thoughts


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