Analytics Drives SNOMED CT Use - And Scales Up the Challenges

Analytics Drives SNOMED CT Use - And Scales Up the Challenges

Last year I was privileged to meet with informatics teams at seven influential EMR software vendors. Part of the agenda was to explore the challenges they face when using SNOMED CT. You know the refrain: SNOMED is “too big, too complex, too difficult, too costly” and there is “no incentive to implement it”. As part of a renewed focus on overcoming “barriers to adoption”, I wanted to gauge whether these issues persisted, or whether the situation had changed.