VIRTUAL – The Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia (SIL-Asia) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) co-presented a terminology webinar entitled, ‘Enabling Digital Health Interoperability with Terminology Services’ on December 10, 2020 for the Asian Development Bank project officers.
Aside from using standards, another key enabler in achieving digital health interoperability are terminology services. Terminology services allow health facilities to have a common source of keywords and medical terms that can be used by their respective information systems. This will ensure that once data is shared among different facilities, key information can be easily mapped to a single reference for terminology.
In the internal webinar, resource persons from CSIRO shared how terminology services can enable ease of data aggregation, data interpretation, and information sharing toward digital health interoperability. The resources persons for the webinar are:
- Michael Lawley, Group Lead for the Health Informatics Group, CSIRO
- Jim Steel, FHIR and SNOMED CT Subject Matter Expert, CSIRO
- Kate Ebrill, Product and Programme Manager, FHIR and Terminology Tooling Products and Services, CSIRO
The concept for the Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia was first conceived at the Regional Interoperability Workshop organized by AeHIN in Manila last August 2015 at the sidelines of the Global Health Research Forum. The regional lab was designed to serve as a template of labs in each country that will later form into the Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL).