SNOMED CT monitors athlete care at Winter Olympics 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: SNOMED International announced today that its global standardised clinical terminology, SNOMED CT, will be used to support athlete care and treatment at the Olympic Winter Games 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

SNOMED CT is an international standard for clinical terminology that has been used in more than 50 countries worldwide.

It enables the global exchange and analysis of clinical information in electronic health records through a codified language that spans countries, languages and health information systems.

"The SNOMED technology will be deployed through GE Healthcare's Athlete Management Solution (AMS).

"It is an analytics tool that collects multiple kinds of data, including imaging scans, patient vitals, and venue, event and sport-specific information, and provides real-time dashboards that help medical staff identify trends in injury and illness," SNOMED International said in a statement.

"Harnessing the power of structured clinical terminology, SNOMED CT makes it easier for data to be portable from one system to another, and from one Olympic Games to the next," said its chief executive officer, Don Sweete, in the statement.

SNOMED demonstrates its commitment to excellence in healthcare at the Olympic Games through its charter support of the Olympic Healthcare Interoperability (OHI) Initiative, set to launch this March 6. — Bernama