CIHI have developed maps from SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CA and ICD-9 to support use in the electronic health/medical record systems to facilitate re-use of point of care data captured by physicians.
As health care organizations in Canada adopt clinical terminologies within their EHR’s there is an increased need for maps to enable efficiencies through semi-automation of classification codes. CIHI have developed maps from SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CA, for use within electronic health record to facilitate the re-use of point of care data captured by clinicians in acute care settings, and from SNOMED CT to ICD-9 for use in electronic medical records to provide a standardized approach for collecting health concern information in primary care and support patient level physician billing data collection in Canada.
Alana Lane, CHIM, CTSS
Program Lead, Classifications and Terminologies
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Betsy Nejat, BA(Hons), CAE
Senior Director of Partnerships and External Relations
Canadian Health Information Management Association
Canadian College of Health Information Management