The capability of computer systems to communicate and exchange information. 


  • With semantic interoperability, each system should be able to interpret and effectively use received information. To achieve this, the meaning of the information must be agreed upon, consistent, and clear.
  • Semantic interoperability of electronic health applications is achieved through the combination of the information architecture of the application and its terminology.  
  • SNOMED CT is a clinical terminological designed to support for semantic interoperability between well-designed electronic health records, clinical decision support and data analytics systems.

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