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Clinical noting needs cleaning

Jan 25, 2009 at 4:54 AM
Edited Jan 25, 2009 at 4:56 AM
I entered "polyarthritis" in the diagnosis field, and was offered "Polyarthritis in Greyhounds" as a choice.

I don't think this would ever have occurred to me as a possible differential diagnosis!

Maybe Health Language Inc sold you a puppy??  Or, is this the vetinary database co-mingled with that for homo sapiens...
Jan 27, 2009 at 6:30 PM

The SNOMED Clinical Finding axis contains non-human concepts as SNOMED is a medical ontology that also contains veterinary concepts. It is possible to restrict the search to certain subsets using Health Language's technology but we haven't done so in the current release.