Let it SNO this winter ...
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This month Dataline Software launches a new version of Snoflake, the innovative and free online SNOMED CT browser. The online application (www.snoflake.co.uk) is designed to help professional healthcare workers and researchers; find, organise and research SNOMED CT concepts, online and from anywhere. The new version brings a raft of new features, a faster, more intuitive user interface and the latest SNOMED CT dataset from the IHTSDO.
SNOMED brings increased accuracy and recording speed to healthcare systems within the UK health sector. Following the successful introduction of the UK Extensions into Snoflake in 2011 and further consultation with users in 2012, Dataline is launching version 4.0 of the website this month. This new version is a complete rebuild, to take advantage of new technologies and features now available:
- Improved User Interface, easier to use and understand.
- An ICD10 searching mode enables you to use Snoflake as an ICD10 tool.
- Faster, more accurate search algorithm, using prefix or whole word matching.
- New search mode which will match concepts containing some or all the words supplied.
- Improved Snippet matching mode; will match concepts more accurately from the words specified.
- New favourite management tools that are multi-select, quicker and easier to use.
Alongside Snoflake, Dataline is releasing a new version of SnAPI - an application programming interface for SNOMED CT. This allows organisations and application developers the opportunity to deploy SNOMED CT lookups in their own applications simply and with minimal SNOMED CT knowledge. If you are currently developing or are maintaining a healthcare application that needs SNOMED integration, then SnAPI can speed development and help you concentrate on the user experience without developing the complex data structures associated with SNOMED CT integration. The new version of Snoflake is now entirely built using SnAPI, so you can see the power of this impressive API.
If you like the new Snoflake then stay tuned, as we forecast more SNOMED features ahead. The following improvements are planned for the coming months:
- Subsumption filter - do the concepts you are looking for have a common parent?
- Concept status filter.
- Further improvements to the visualisation tool, including the ability to change relationship type.
Don't take our word for it, try the new Snoflake today! Just go to www.snoflake.co.uk and log in using your existing credentials, or register using the link provided for FREE!
About Dataline Software (www.dataline.co.uk)
Dataline Software has been delivering information technology solutions to businesses of all sizes for over 25 years, and specializes in the areas of e-Business, SQL database and network technologies. It's portfolio of products includes i5®, a unique tool for publishing SQL databases on the web. Dataline is a Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and a Cisco Registered Partner.
About IHTSDO and SNOMED CT (www.ihtsdo.org)
The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation is an international not-for-profit organization based in Denmark. IHTSDO acquires, owns and administers the rights to SNOMED CT and other health terminologies and related standards.
The purpose of IHTSDO is to develop, maintain, promote and enable the uptake and correct use of its terminology products in health systems, services and products around the world, and undertake any or all activities incidental and conducive to achieving the purpose of the Association for the benefits of the members.
The IHTSDO seeks to improve the health of humankind by fostering the development and use of suitable standardized clinical terminologies, notably SNOMED CT, in order to support safe, accurate, and effective exchange of clinical and related health information. The focus is on enabling the implementation of semantically accurate health records that are interoperable. Support to Association Members and Licensees is provided on a global basis allowing the pooling of resources to achieve shared benefits.