Representation of nursing terminologies in UMLS.

Tae Youn Kim, Amy Coenen, Nicholas Hardiker, Claudia C. Bartz

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Abstract

There are seven nursing terminologies or classifications that are considered a standard to support nursing practice in the U.S. Harmonizing these terminologies will enhance the interoperability of clinical data documented across nursing practice. As a first step to harmonize the nursing terminologies, the purpose of this study was to examine how nursing problems or diagnostic concepts from select terminologies were cross-mapped in Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). A comparison analysis was conducted by examining whether cross-mappings available in UMLS through concept unique identifiers were consistent with cross-mappings conducted by human experts. Of 423 concepts from three terminologies, 411 (97%) were manually cross-mapped by experts to the International Classification for Nursing Practice. The UMLS semantic mapping among the 411 nursing concepts presented 33.6% accuracy (i.e., 138 of 411 concepts) when compared to expert cross-mappings. Further research and collaboration among experts in this field are needed for future enhancement of UMLS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-714
Number of pages6
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Volume2011
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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In: AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, Vol. 2011, 2011, p. 709-714.

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Kim, Tae Youn ; Coenen, Amy ; Hardiker, Nicholas ; Bartz, Claudia C. / Representation of nursing terminologies in UMLS. In: AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2011 ; Vol. 2011. pp. 709-714.
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