GlobeNewswire

Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare joins SNOMED International as the organization’s 36th Member.

Del

London, United Kingdom, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SNOMED International and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) are pleased to announce that Finland has joined the organization as its thirty-sixth Member.

Finland, one of the leading nations in the area of information and communication technology, has set the development of eHealth technologies as a high priority and has quickly become a pioneer in digital health. Its largest national digital healthcare project, the Kanta Service, i.e. the National Archive of Health Information, is one of the most comprehensive systems of its kind globally, covering already the entire Finnish public healthcare sector as well as most of the private sector. The development of Kanta Service began around 2005, and the first laws concerning the digital service were enacted in 2007.

A prerequisite to this being the development of information systems and standards and particularly their usability. The Kanta Service is a collaborative undertaking among the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and various social and healthcare organizations.

As the newest SNOMED International Member, Finland will leverage SNOMED CT’s

structured clinical vocabulary to structure its Kanta Service and realize improvements in how clinical data is recorded, analyzed and reported on for the benefit of patient care. Finland’s commitment to SNOMED CT sets a foundation for clinical data to be exchanged accurately and consistently across Finnish health and social care settings, further extending the reach of structured clinical terminology throughout the European region.

To make best use of SNOMED CT with available resources, Finland has chosen not to translate the whole terminology. Instead, the aim is to focus on two national reference sets that meet local needs in areas where there is international experience and models showing implementation success. The first target is an obvious one: standardizing the terminology and codes for anatomic pathology in the clinical laboratories. Finnish pathology laboratories have used SNOMED 2 since 1980’s. But lack of coordination eventually resulted in several dialects and variance between hospitals. Now the ongoing project aims at national reference set to help the biobanks, regional and national quality registers and structured reporting on individual patient basis.

The other chosen application for SNOMED CT is patient problem list. Finland decided to use CORE Problem List as foundation for the local effort. CORE Problem List originated from a respectable group of medical institutions in the U.S. and is maintained by the National Medical Library thus making the acceptance of the reference set by clinicians so much easier. The ongoing project translates terminology into Finnish and when finished will cover terms for both professionals and patients. Our aim is to have these first two applications ready at the first half of 2020. SNOMED CT National Release Center will gradually take off during 2019 and 2020 to meet the needs for services and support during SNOMED CT local implementations. SNOMED CT NRC will be essential part of THL Code Service.

SNOMED CT is the world’s most comprehensive health terminology. Founded in 2007 by nine charter nations, SNOMED International is a not-for-profit, member-owned and driven international organization. CEO, Don Sweete, is excited to add Finland to SNOMED International’s European Member base. “Finland’s leading-edge digital expertise stems from years as leaders of the information technology and communications industry.” Since then, the strong Finnish ICT experience has permeated nearly every industrial sector including health. Digital health technology is certainly one of the most compelling and promising of these fields with the Kanta Service, and Finland’s commitment to adopting SNOMED CT’s clinical terminology to support care delivery, data analysis and research is encouraging.”

Finland is the twenty-third country in the Europe, Middle East and African region (EMEA) to join SNOMED International, strengthening the position of the area for increased interoperability amongst its regional and international counterparts as was echoed in the 2017 ASSESS CT report.

To learn more about SNOMED International and SNOMED CT, visit www.snomed.org.

To learn more about Finnish healthcare visit https://thl.fi/en/web/information-management-in-social-welfare-and-health-care. For more information on Kanta services visit http://www.kanta.fi/en and http://www.finlandhealth.fi/home.  


About SNOMED International:

SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that owns and develops SNOMED CT, the world's most comprehensive healthcare terminology product. We play an essential role in improving the health of humankind by determining standards for a codified language that represents groups of clinical terms. This enables healthcare information to be exchanged globally for the benefit of patients and other stakeholders. We are committed to the rigorous evolution of our products and services, to deliver continuous innovation for the global healthcare community. SNOMED International is the trading name of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO.)

Website: www.snomed.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SnomedCT

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ihtsdo/; LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2099640/  

YouTube: SNOMED International

About National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL):

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is responsible for the operative guidance of the information management in social welfare and health care. As a statistical authority THL is responsible for the maintenance and development work of the statistical and register repositories and national classifications. The Operational Management Unit is responsible for the operational management of health and welfare information manages the national development of health and welfare information gives hospital districts, health centres, private health service providers, and pharmacies guidance in carrying out information-system reforms so that the introduction of services is managed within the time frames defined by law. We are an independent, expert agency working under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thl.fi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/THLorg

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-institute-for-health-and-welfare

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/THLfinland

SlideShare: https://www.slideshare.net/THLfi

Blogs: https://blogi.thl.fi/


Attachment

Om GlobeNewswire

GlobeNewswire
GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

https://globenewswire.com

GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.

Følg saker fra GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra GlobeNewswire

Appian Named A Leader in Digital Process Automation for Deep Deployments Report by Independent Research Firm19.6.2019 16:28:00 CESTPressemelding

RESTON, Va, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Appian (NASDAQ: APPN) today announced it has been named a leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Software For Digital Process Automation For Deep Deployments, Q2 2019” report (“DPA Deep”). In Forrester’s four market segments for rapid application development, DPA Deep platforms “excel at the high end of process complexity but may also be the right solution to meet the needs for a wide-deployment, low-code standard” in an organization. In Forrester’s evaluation, Appian tied for the top score in the Current Offering category (including criteria for user experience development tools; process and flow design; digital decisioning, and robotic process automation). Appian also received among the second-highest scores in the Strategy category (including criteria like vision and strategy, commercial model, partners and training, community, and marketplace). The report notes that “Appian is a low-code vendor that thrives in complex process environments.” Th

Seaborn Networks announces new IP & Ethernet Services for Brazil and U.S. market19.6.2019 14:30:00 CESTPressemelding

BOSTON, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), a leading developer-owner-operator of subsea fiber optic cable systems, today announced that it will be delivering industry leading performance with new IP Service offerings comprising of diverse Ethernet Service and IP Service solutions addressing the market’s demand for rapidly deployed and highly stable global Ethernet & IP based needs between North and South America. IP Service offerings will include IP Transit, Remote Peering, Cloud Connect and Enterprise DIA solutions. Seaborn’s IP Services are offered under a minimal commitment with the ability to utilize additional bandwidth on a pay-as-you-use basis. Seaborn’s Ethernet Service offerings include E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree capabilities with options for protected service depending on the Class of Service (CoS) selected. Industry leading SLA’s are provided on all IP and Ethernet services. “In today’s fast paced, highly complex communications environment, busines

Standard Lithium Announces Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment and Upgrading of Mineral Resource at Its Southern Arkansas Lithium Brine Project19.6.2019 09:00:00 CESTPressemelding

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Standard Lithium Ltd. (“Standard Lithium” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SLL) (OTCQX: STLHF) (FRA: S5L), is pleased to announce the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) of its 150,000 acre project in the south-central region of Arkansas, USA (the “Property”). The PEA considers the production of battery-quality lithium carbonate through a phased build-out to a total 20,900 tonnes per annum (tpa) from the contemplated joint venture with Lanxess Corp. (see press release dated November 12, 2018) at their three-operating bromine-processing plants. The PEA also includes the reclassification of the existing mineral resource to an Indicated category. The PEA was prepared by Advisian, the consulting arm of WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd (Worley), a world-leading integrated engineering firm with extensive experience in the design and construction of chemical plants and lithium brine processing projects around the globe. Ke

Data Privacy and Governance Solution Now Cloud-based18.6.2019 18:34:00 CESTPressemelding

HIPAAT Privacy eSuite adds support for Consent as a Service, enabling consumers to have direct control over their personal information NAPLES, FL and TORONTO, ON, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HIPAAT Inc. (HIPAAT), a leading provider of consent management, privacy-based access control and auditing solutions, today announced the release of version 6.0 of its consent engine, Privacy eSuite (PeS). The new version supports consumers’ ability to have direct control over their personal information privacy preferences. Those preferences may be recorded and managed, and – most importantly – consulted prior to their information being collected, used or disclosed. V6.0 improvements include support for HL7 Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) R4 for managing privacy policies and consent directives, RESTful interfaces for consent decisions and override requests, OAuth 2.0 protection for APIs as resources, and Open ID Connect and OAuth 2.0 for authenticating users and providing user pe

Boom Supersonic Partners with Prometheus Fuels to Supply Carbon Neutral Fuel for XB-1, its Mach-2.2 Demonstrator Aircraft18.6.2019 17:00:00 CESTPressemelding

Prometheus Fuels extracts CO2 from the air, creating hydrocarbon fuel with zero impact on greenhouse gas levels DENVER, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boom Supersonic, the Colorado company building history’s fastest supersonic airliner, today announced a unique partnership with Prometheus Fuels. Prometheus will supply fuel during the flight test program of XB-1, Boom’s Mach-2.2 demonstrator aircraft. Boom plans to use Prometheus fuel to power XB-1 in the world’s first supersonic flight using carbon-neutral fuel. Through a process called direct air carbon capture, Prometheus removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and uses clean electricity to transform it into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. The electricity used in this process comes from renewable sources such as solar and wind, so there are no net carbon emissions from using the fuel. “Boom is committed to making supersonic travel environmentally sustainable—we want society to enjoy the benefits of faster flight for generations

Parallels® Remote Application Server 17 Brings Simplicity and Scalability to End User Computing for Microsoft RDS, VDI and DaaS with Time-Saving Innovations18.6.2019 15:01:00 CESTPressemelding

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Parallels released version 17 of Parallels® Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS, parallels.com/ras) which simplifies end user computing for service providers (SPs) and enterprises. Parallels RAS 17 enables faster launch of applications by using artificial intelligence (AI), provides additional security features such as integration with Google Authenticator, and debuts a web-based helpdesk console to more easily manage Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop as a service (DaaS) infrastructure. Parallels RAS 17 is an all-in-one solution that empowers end users to consume business applications faster, reliably, and with the ability to scale within a single cloud or multiple clouds. SPs and enterprises can benefit from the Parallels RAS investment in improved management and deployment components. These provide new methods to control DaaS, VDI and Microsoft RDS, such as a new REST