The Australian Centre for Clinical Terminology and Information (ACCTI) is focusing on the development and use of clinical terminologies and data information strategies to support e-health initiatives. The team has nationally and internationally recognised expertise in ICD and SNOMED CT and we intend to build on and extend this expertise into new areas.
We can assist the health information industry by developing and tailoring solutions which enable the implementation of purpose-built clinical terminologies, specifically SNOMED CT, the endorsed national standard clinical terminology. These implementations, in turn, enhance the quality and reliability of research and data collections which rely on consistent, current and reliable clinical documentation. In addition, ACCTI provides users with assistance in extracting data from clinical terminologies for use by clinicians and researchers.
We can also provide practical and expert advice to a variety of government and non-government agencies and interest groups.
Our team maintains strong links to organisations such as the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), clinicians and electronic tool developers. We boast a team which is regarded as one, among few in the world, which truly understands the complexities of SNOMED CT - its development, maintenance, and importantly, its use in clinical settings.