EU-US Workshop

Transatlantic exchange on SNOMED CT / clinical terminologies

Invitation only
Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 08:30-17:30h, Amsterdam, Netherlands

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam
Amstel Academiegebouw, Boelelaan 1109, 7th floor, room 7C-05



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08:30 - 09:00

Arrival and coffee

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome and brief introduction of participants (Sylvia Thun)

09:05 - 09:15

Welcome address from the European Commission (Gerald Cultot)

09:15 - 09:20

Goals of the workshop (Veli Stroetmann)

ASSESS CT Interim Results

Moderator: Ronald Cornet

09:20 - 09:35

Results of survey and focus groups investigations on the current use of SNOMED CT (Giorgio Cangioli)

09:35 - 09:50

Empirical evidence for the fitness for purpose of SNOMED CT, compared to other terminology systems:

  • Multilingual and multidisciplinary study of terminology coverage and quality
  • Use of terminologies for representing structured and unstructured clinical content

(Stefan Schulz, Daniel Karlsson)

09:50 - 10:05

Cost benefit assessment of SNOMED CT implementation (Rainer Thiel)

10:05 - 10:20

Best practices & success strategies; developing and implementing a European strategy for terminology adoption (Dipak Kalra)

10:20 - 10:50

Discussion of ASSESS CT results: what has been uncovered as the real “value add” of SNOMED CT over existing practices and alternatives?

(Moderator: Ronald Cornet Rapporteur: Kirstine Rosenbeck Gøeg)

10:50 - 11:15

Coffee break

US experiece

Moderator: Dipak Kalra

11:15 - 11:30

Coordinated national support for semantic interoperability standards (Jim Case)

11:30 - 11:45

Experience with SNOMED CT implementation from UNMC - benefits of a common core terminology (Jim Campbell)

11:45 - 12:00

Update on ICD-11 and SNOMED CT harmonisation

The use of classification for clinical data capture (Chris Chute)

12:00 - 12:15

Costs and Benefits of Large Scale Implementation at Kaiser Permanente (Jamie Fergusson)

12:15 - 12:30

Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) support to standardisation (Robert Hausam)

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch break

13:15 - 14:15

US experience: what have been the impacts, what were the major hurdles and how were they overcome, what lessons have been learned?

(Moderator: Daniel Karlsson Rapporteur: Kirstine Rosenbeck Gøeg)

Assessment of the use of SNOMED CT to express clinical problems and procedures in the IPS

14:15 - 14:30

International Patient Summary – introduction (Robert Stegwee)

14:30 - 15:15

(Moderator: Catherine Chronaki, Rapporteur: Stefan Schulz)

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00

Preparing final recommendations (discussion)

  • Decision maker needs
  • Recommendations for policy decision makers and other stakeholders (based on meeting objectives 1-4)
  • Recommendations for future EU-US collaboration(meeting objective 5)

(Moderator: Veli Stroetmann, Rapporteur: Ronald Cornet)

17:00 - 17:20

Summary of the day (Kirstine Rosenbeck Gøeg, Stefan Schulz, Ronald Cornet)


Farewell (Sylvia Thun & Veli Stroetmann)