Emergency Department information systems (EDIS)

Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS) for Australia

see ozemedicine wiki for summary

see here for our GEDIS HAS Tools EDIS software extensions

Datasets for the ED:


  • see ICD 10 2nd ed (pdf)

Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT):

  • SNOMED-CT is a combination of two bodies of work: the SNOMED reference terminology (2000) developed by the College of American Pathologists and the Clinical Terms (version 3, 1999) created by the UK Health Service.
  • SNOMED-CT is a mammoth hierarchical collection of terms with January 2009 release of SNOMED-CT contains 315,000 concepts, 806,000 descriptions and 945,000 relationships. Concepts refer to clinical findings, body parts, observations, medical procedures, physical objects, etc. Descriptions are synonymous or variant terms for the concepts.
  • SNOMED-CT is owned and governed by a non-profit organisation incorporated in Denmark, the International Health Terminology Standards Organisation (IHTSDO) which was founded in 2007.
  • The CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre (AEHRC) has developed Snapper, an Eclipse-based application to assist in the mapping of one ontology to another such as SNOMED CT, and a project is underway to create a subset of SNOMED CT for ED systems.
  • see MJA 2011 article on this mapping project.
  • Australian version: SNOMED CT-AU 1st launched in 2009

Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD):

  • see the wiki
  • diagnoses based upon ICD-10

Australian National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD):

The Australian ED Reference Set (EDRS):

  • in development, orchestrated by NEHTA
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