Development of a SNOMED-CT Mapping Framework for the Interoperability of Biobank Resources in Korea

Hyun Sang Park, Hune Cho, Lee Sung Hee, Hwa Sun Kim
2015 International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology  
The existing Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine -Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT) toolkit includes only a clinical term search, and its output functions are not linked to a particular database, making it difficult for users to map biological data, and the use of biobanks requires much time and effort. This study developed a SNOMED-CT toolkit using an optimized search, allowing users to map clinical items for efficient utilization and standardization of biobank resources. The toolkit was developed
more » ... sing the Java programming language and Java Database Connectivity to connect to a previously developed research database. The user interface was implemented using Swing. The functions and interfaces of the toolkit were developed after a requirement analysis by SNOMED-CT experts. Using the toolkit, the user can search SNOMED-CT concepts. Using pre-and post-coordinated mapping of clinical items with the toolkit, it is possible to maximize the semantic interoperability of the previously developed database.
doi:10.14257/ijbsbt.2015.7.5.09 fatcat:7t37l3avire4tbjyyxoiyiq6ai