Category:Detailed Clinical Model

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Abbreviation: DCM
Definition: An information model of a discrete set of precise clinical knowledge which can be used in a variety of contexts

Organizations that have begun specifying or using DCMs include HL7 International, Nictiz (NL), Parelsnoer (NL), Results 4 Care (NL), and ISO (13972).


Reference Definition: A Detailed Clinical Model (DCM) is an information model of a discrete set of precise clinical knowledge which can be used in a variety of contexts. DCMs provide the data element specification and attributes, including the possible values and types of the attributes, and where possible a model and technical implementation specifications needed to convey the clinical reality in a fashion that is understandable to both clinical domain experts and modelers. (HL7 website)
Usage Note: DCMs provide the data element specification and attributes, including the possible values and types of the attributes, and where possible a model and technical implementation specifications needed to convey the clinical reality in a fashion that is understandable to both clinical domain experts and modelers.
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