Improving a UMLS based allergy list for use in live electronic medical record systems
J. Handler, C. Feied, M. Smith, and M. Gillam. AMIA Annu Symp Proc(2006)Handler, Jonathan Feied, Craig Smith, Mark Gillam, Michael United States AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.
The SNOMED allergy subset available through the UMLS has a variety of deficits that are substantial barriers to use in live clinical practice. These authors describe a method of enhancing a UMLS based allergy list by combining concepts from other terminologies found within the UMLS. This method resulted in a three-fold increase in the coverage allergy list compared to the standard SNOMED allergy subset.