ICBO_2018_36: The New SNOMED CT International Medicinal Product Model

TitleICBO_2018_36: The New SNOMED CT International Medicinal Product Model
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBodenreider, O, James, J
Conference NameInternational Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2018)
Date Published08/06/2018
PublisherInternational Conference on Biological Ontology
Keywordsknowledge representation, Medicinal products, SNOMED CT

Objectives. To present the new SNOMED CT international medicinal product model. Methods. We present the main elements of the model, with focus on types of entities and their interrelations, definitional attributes for clinical drugs, and categories of groupers. Results. We present the status of implementation as of July 2018 and illustrate differences between the original and new models through an example. Conclusions. Benefits of the new medicinal product model include comprehensive representation of clinical drugs, logical definitions with necessary and sufficient conditions for all medicinal product entities, better high-level organization through distinct categories of groupers, and compliance with international standards.