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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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SUAREZ-OBANDO, Fernando  and  CAMACHO SANCHEZ, Jhon. Standards in Medical Informatics: Fundamentals and Applications. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2013, vol.42, n.3, pp.295-302. ISSN 0034-7450.

Abstract The use of computers in medical practice has enabled novel forms of communication to be developed in health care. The optimization of communication processes is achieved through the use of standards to harmonize the exchange of information and provide a common language for all those involved. This article describes the concept of a standard applied to medical informatics and its importance in the development of various applications, such as computational representation of medical knowledge, disease classification and coding systems, medical literature searches and integration of biological and clinical sciences.

Keywords : Medical informatics; Medical informatics applications; Information science.

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