Interoperability Framework for Health Information Systems
The ANS is rolling out a Multi-Terminology Server (SMT) to publish terminology for the purposes of health sector interoperability.
The SMT is aimed at public and private organisations that use specialised terminology in the health and social care sectors. It provides:
The terminology is accessible via standardised formats (RDF/OWL), APIs and an HCI, allowing for to extract and download various elements: concept, code, descriptions, synonyms, semantic relations.
New terminology will be published on regular basis on the SMT, in line with interoperability priorities. The SMT will also acquire new functions suggested by users of the service.
With the interoperability test platform going online and the SMT, France has made available two essential tools to promote interoperability.
4 Versions of the SMT
11 Medical teminologies are available in a standard semantic format
1500+ Downloads since April 2021
First release of the SMT catalogue of terminologies
Production of release 2 (Search engines, API) and release 3 (Termination point, SPARQL)
Release 4 is put into production
The ANS answers the most common questions about the SMT
There are many terminologies in use: CIM-10, CIM-11, CCAM, ADICAP, Cladimed, Medicabase, SNOMED 3.5VF, LOINC, MedDRA, ISO IDMP, EphMRA, ATC, CIS, CIP, UCD, and more.
A software publisher usually integrates several terminologies that cover standard usages: common names and codes, language names and codes, countries...
Then they integrate “Base Terminologies” (drug terminologies, billing, administrative) and occupation-specific terminologies (Terminology of the living, cardiology terminology, geriatric terminologies, etc.).